Euro Weekly News Spain: Postponed Living Bethlehem goes ahead a week late

Roman guards in full uniform Credit: Facebook

ORIGINALLY planned to take place in the Alameda Gardens on December 22 in the centre of Marbella, the 34th Annual Living Bethlehem was postponed due to very heavy rainfall.

Instead, thanks to agreement with the Marbella Council, the 120 plus amateur actors, many of whom were associated with the Maldonado Sisters Dance Academy were able to take part the following Sunday, December 29.

Everyone taking part dressed as if they were inhabitants of old Bethlehem and as well as the Holy Family, there were shepherds, angels, King Herod, Roman soldiers and townspeople as well as the Magi.

The role of Jesus was played by a little girl called Anaya who was just one month old.

There were large numbers of visitors who were encouraged to leave donations which were collected on behalf of the Marbella palliative care unit of the Spanish Association Against Cancer (AECC).

In addition there was a raffle as well as market stalls selling tasty treats and a special paella for those who were there at lunchtime.

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Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica. Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene. Share your story with us by emailing [email protected], by calling +34 951 38 61 61 or by messaging our Facebook page


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