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40 years of the Live Nativity Scene at the SSCC School of Saint Joseph (Iberia)

The Live Nativity Scene of the SSCC School of Saint Joseph 'It Happened in Bethlehem', is one of the most eagerly awaited activities of the school, and this is celebrating its 40th anniversary. “It Happened in Bethlehem” is a unique staging that combines biblical and literary texts with musical fragments to evoke the mystery of Bethlehem and transmit the good news of the birth of Jesus.

There are more than 100 people involved in each performance, which is repeated over two days, so that a total of 500 people are involved, including pupils from the school and the adult theatre school. A great transformation takes place in the sports hall so that the miracle can be brought to life,  and Jesus is born again in the neighbourhood.

Each Christmas, each performance is attended by up to 500 people, and drawing more than 22,000 spectators

The living nativity assures us that "that we never forget  what it is that we are really celebrating at Christmas: the birth of Christ. Let us never lose sight of where we come from, our traditions, the Three Wise Men. Making one’s way to the end of Los Remedios to see the living theatre is very “.

This year, the first performance took place on Sunday 17 December in the Plaza de San Francisco in Seville, as part of the Christmas programme put on by the city council. Subsequently, it will be performed at the SSCC San José School between 25 December and 4 January, excepting 31 December.