The whole town of Priego and the surrounding towns got together in the Cultural Center of Priego to celebrate the mystery of Christmas with a festival on Sunday, December 23rd.
Children, youth, and adults participated in the celebration of this Christmas Festival. The theatrical representation of the Nativity of Our Savior was the main event of the afternoon. About 20 actors participated in the play after practicing for weeks, day after day. During the intermissions, between the acts the children, dressed up as stars, sang and danced to some christmas songs. We also listened to the poems by Valentina, which were full of love towards the Child Jesus.
The choirs of Saint Nicholas of Bari Parish and elderly from the Nursing Home filled us with joy singing several christmas songs, at the end of each scene of the play. They left us almost in ecstasy before the mystery of the Messiah.
We are sorry for not being able to show the pictures of the many faces that were worth seeing. Many, full of emotion, let a few tears fall.
We give thanks to God for this wonderful afternoon, so joyful and profound, that he has permitted us to live in this small corner of the world. The hearts united around the Baby Jesus, His Mother and Saint Joseph prepared themselves to live in its fullness the true meaning of Christmas.
“A child has been born to us; a Virgin has given Him to us. Come, let us adore Him!"
- Servant Sisters of Priego, Cuenca (Spain)