December 25, 2010


A Belen is the Filipino version of the Nativity Scene, which depicts the birth of Jesus Christ in the manger, usually showing Jesus, Mary, Joseph and the Magi. It may also include farm animals, angels and the star.

The Filipino version is usually made with local materials, such as using rice straws to make the thatch roof of the manger.

The belen above is found in the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3

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