Living Nativity of Scafati, is boom of visitors

Banchetto tra le pareti domestiche (photo Maria Antonietta De Nicola)

Record numbers for the 2013 edition of the Living Nativity Scafati (Salerno). More than 15 thousand people, from every corner of the region, visited the sacred representation organized in the streets of the Quarter Vetrai by the “volunteers” from the parish community of St. Maria delle Vergini ( directed by Don Giovanni De Riggi), with the contribution of municipal administration. All in a row, from Friday 27 to Sunday, December 29, to admire the picturesque scenery set among courtyards and gates of the old town processed for the occurrence, in a novella Bethlehem.

For three days, the quaint alleys of the old town have worn the colors of the most traditional festivals: one hundred and seventy extras dressed in period costumes hand-packed, animated the scene of the Nativity, offering free tastings of local products to visitors: chestnuts, dried fruit, bread, cheese, cakes and other delicacies of the Terra Felix.


All perfectly play the role , the “set” of Painters: washerwomen, peasants, Roman soldiers, innkeepers, carpenters, butchers and bakers. Together, the “characters” of the crib revived crafts and customs of the past, caring for them in every detail. Classical figures of Neapolitan crib. But even reworkings typical of the Nativity in Eastern version, with a reproduction of the court of Herod the king portrayed in all its magnificent splendor.
In the background, a few steps from the cave of the manger, with Mary and Joseph who cuddled the newborn baby Jesus, the melodies of the choir of the parish of St. Maria delle Vergini directed by the teacher Pompilia Balzano.


An extraordinary representation, the one organized in the Quarter Vetrai, which in recent years has led thousands of people in the streets of the historic center of Scafati. And this year did not disappoint the expectations, ensuring the Living Nativity his incredible setting of the public. A success that makes the event Scafati one of the most important events of the christmas season in Campania.