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Let the heavens be glad and the earth rejoice! The symbols of Christmas

11 Dec 202116h30 – 17h30

By José Manuel Pimenta

Free admission, subject to prior registration: reservas@museudelisboa.pt 

Perhaps the most beloved of all feasts, Christmas is extremely rich in symbols, such as the nativity, the tree, the star and Saint Nicholas, better known today as Santa Claus.

The evocative atmosphere of Christmas fascinates us because we sense the greatness and simplicity of this celebration which so many symbols help us better understand.

A Festa do Natal, talvez a mais querida das festas, é extremamente rica de símbolos. Entre eles encontram-se, sem dúvida, o presépio, a árvore, a luz e São Nicolau, hoje mais conhecido por Pai Natal.

O clima sugestivo do Natal fascina porque intuímos a grandeza e a simplicidade desta celebração e que tantos símbolos nos ajudam a compreender melhor.

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Christmas in the Museum of Lisbon