An expected hundred thousand are to arrive on Pilgrimage to share and celebrate traditions...
And to visit the 4th century church. [VIDEO]
Christmas eve (Bethlehem)
Image: Palestine (1898)
Christmas Eve, Around the World
"Manger Square is very, very beautiful tonight. It’s a magnificent thing and all the people, from all over the world, are excellent." (Fabian Stamm, PNN)
-Bethlehem Celebrates Christmas
12/24/2010 2:56:24 PM
Visitors and residents get ready for midnight mass, and to enjoy festivities in the city.... WSJ (Reuter's video)
"The atmosphere is very nice, with the trees and the lights," said this young Muslim woman from Ramallah. "I’ve met people from America, Turkey, and Canada. I have friends from all over the world."
An organizer with this banner, which read, "Water is the New Gold," explained, "The idea here is the three magi brought gold to Jesus Christ, among the other gifts... But water is the basis of all things that live." (Fabian Stamm, PNN) [Read]