How do you do the manger scene?
The manger should be placed front and center of stable, as this is where baby Jesus is to rest. While it is not uncommon to place Jesus in the manger right away, some traditions do state that Jesus should not be placed until late on Christmas Eve, because he wasn’t born until then.
Who is part of the nativity scene?
Nativity scenes exhibit figures representing the infant Jesus, his mother, Mary, and her husband, Joseph. Other characters from the nativity story, such as shepherds, sheep, and angels may be displayed near the manger in a barn (or cave) intended to accommodate farm animals, as described in the Gospel of Luke.
What side does Mary go on in the nativity scene?
You might know that Mary and Joseph should be placed on either side of the manger, but did you know that Mary should closer to the baby Jesus because of her sacred relationship with Him?
How long do you leave up the nativity scene?
Nativity Traditions: Do not put the baby Jesus into the manger until Christmas morning. Leave the nativity set up until the Feast of the Epiphany.
When should I take down my nativity scene?
According to the traditional Christian calendar, Jan. 5 marks ”Twelfth Night,” or the Eve of Epiphany, the end of the 12 days of Christmas. Epiphany Eve is the traditional time to take down Christmas greenery.