All Vors wants for Christmas is Hungary’s biggest nativity scene

Every year since 1948, the tiny village of 500 creates one of Europe’s largest nativity scenes

28 November 2021 - 18:56 By Krisztina Fenyo

The tiny Hungarian village of Vors has a long tradition that survived even communist rule: every year its residents build the country’s largest Christmas nativity scene in their ornate baroque church.

“It is a wonderful tradition. Locals build it, all of them, as volunteers,” village mayor Tamas Deak said. “It is real community effort and everyone does it happily and with love,” he said, cutting conifer sprigs for decoration...

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