Trees, nativity scenes and markets: People start to celebrate Christmas season

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By Euronews
A view of St. Peter's Square following the Christmas tree and nativity scene lighting ceremony at the Vatican
A view of St. Peter's Square following the Christmas tree and nativity scene lighting ceremony at the Vatican   -   Copyright  Gregorio Borgia/AP

Around the world, people are marking the holiday season in different ways. In the Vatican, a Christmas tree was lit up in its famous St. Peter’s square.

In Bethlehem, Palestine, where Jesus was supposedly born, holidaymakers gathered for another Christmas tree display and a re-enactment of a nativity scene.

And in Italy, visitors were able to attend the country’s landmark Christmas market in Bolzano without worrying about COVID-19 restrictions. The first time that they were able to do so since the pandemic began.

Watch Euronew’s report in the video player above to learn more.