JESOLO SAND NATIVITY 2019: THE BEATITUDES, A POEM OF DIVINE LOVE

Dec 09 2019

JESOLO SAND NATIVITY 2019: THE BEATITUDES, A POEM OF DIVINE LOVE

From 7 December to 9 February in Piazza Marconi, the City of Jesolo celebrates the magic of Christmas with Jesolo Sand Nativity 2019, a fascinating and suggestive sand crib that enchants thousands of visitors from all over the world.

For its realization every year some of the best international sand sculptors are involved, masters in reviving the authentic Christmas spirit.

The theme: the 18th edition of Sand Nativity Jesolo is dedicated to the Beatitudes: promises that, in daily tribulations, support hope. The Beatitudes are not poetic expressions and do not indicate easy shortcuts; commit themselves to sacrifice (see GE 65). In fact with the word “blessed” we also mean the happiness that can be procured in the first place for those who suffer: the poor, the afflicted, the hungry, the persecuted, those who are insulted. Secondly, “Blessed” is also one who practices the virtues of meekness, mercy, purity and peace.
Every moment reconstructed, grain on grain, from the skilled hands of the sand sculptors tells a specific episode that can be traced back to a bliss.
The scenes hand-painted by the American artist Damon Farmer, accompany visitors in the atmosphere of the time.

Opening on Saturday 7th December at 4pm.

Free entry

Schedule:
from Monday to Saturday: 9.30-12.30 and 14.30-19.30
Sunday, holidays and from 23 December to 6 January: open all day 9.30am-7.30pm

Guided tours
Guided tours by appointment from Monday to Friday
Cost € 30 – max 25 people – Duration 30 minutes

Visits are not made on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, and in the period from December 23rd to January 6th.
To book write to turismo@comune.jesolo.ve.it

A free shuttle service connects the great Christmas attractions in Jesolo throughout the Christmas period.

Furthermore, after the success of the sand nativity scene in Piazza San Pietro in Rome in 2018, this year the Nativity of Sand is welcomed within the National Exhibition of Italian Cribs, from 7 December 2019 to 6 January 2020 at the ‘ex Prison – former Hospital San Rocco, in Matera, European Capital of Culture 2019.

Schedule:
The exhibition is open every day from 10am to 9pm.
On 24 and 31 December it is open only in the morning until 13:00; closed December 25, 2019 and January 1, 2020.