On Christmas Eve the figure of infant Jesus was brought from church to Nativity scene to rest in a manger, surrounded by figures of Mary, Joseph, shepherds and sheep.
Traditionally, the Nativity Scene was blessed by Šiauliai Bishop H.E. Eugenijus Bartulis.
Blessed Nativity Scene radiates peace and warmth, and reminds of the importance of Christian values and the true meaning of winter holidays.
Photos taken by Rolandas Parafinavičius.