There, where the Savior Jesus Christ was born, more than 2000 years ago, the preparations for the celebrations for the great Christian holiday – the Nativity of Christ, began.
For another year, Bethlehem drew glimpses of the world, and thousands of pilgrims flocked to follow the burning of the Christmas tree, whose lights had traditionally been lit in early December. The Christmas tree glows with thousands of paws in white and gold and its tip is decorated with a big red star. The square in front of the Basilica of the Nativity of Christ is also decorated. The festive evening ended with lavish fireworks.