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Bethlehem Recreated in Mexico City

For more news and videos visit ☛ http://english.ntdtv.comFollow us on Twitter ☛ us on Facebook ☛ Mexico reconstructs the ancient town of Bethlehem for its elaborate Christmas festivities. Officials are confident of another Guinness record for the world's largest nativity scene. Christmas fever took over Mexico City this week as the sprawling metropolis celebrates the festive season with a life-sized recreation of the nativity scene. Covering a space of over 65 thousand square feet, the capital's iconic Aztec Stadium has been filled with dirt paths and humble stone houses in scenes that resemble ancient Bethlehem.With Santa and shopping now dominating Christmas festivities in the traditionally Catholic country, organizers of the nativity hope to bring out the true meaning of the season amongst its visitors.[Leticia Almada, Spokesperson for Nativity Scene]: "With this recreation of the nativity we are looking to recover the essence of Christmas that people feel, and live something that they only know from tradition. But now they can be a part of it because they can walk inside it. Nativity scenes were once something at the bottom of a Christmas tree. So feel and live it and let your emotions run."Having already broken Guinness records in Colombia for the largest recreation of Jesus' birth in the world, organizers are looking for their third title in Mexico City.With more than 20 million citizens packed into the capital and its metropolitan area, organizers hope families will use the opportunity to get out of cramped apartments and enjoy the Christmas spirit.

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