Countries and their Christmas Traditions

Challenge #61 in the Just Because series. Hosted by AussieJo.
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Show me how Christmas is celebrated around the world. Please state the name of the country the photo is from (mandatory), and if you want to put more details in the description to explain more of the traditions it would be a great learning experience for us all (optional).
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Maybe the oldest Christmas tradition in the world the Nativity, and in Italy surely the most popular all over the country, This live Nativity scene was taken in Assisi were St. Francis started the tradition the night of 24 December 1223. This scene was captured in Assisi.
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Submitted: Saturday, 7th January, 2012 13:20 (GMT)
Taken: Sunday, 26th December, 2004
Focal length: 35 mm
Shutter speed: 1/60 sec
Aperture: F4.2
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