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14 Unique Nativities from Around the World + More

While Christmas traditions vary widely from country to country, there is one small tradition that you'll see almost anywhere in the world the birth of the Savior is celebrated: the Nativity.

Below, we've compiled some of our favorite nativities, inspired by other countries—all made from unique materials, with unique cultural perspectives on that sacred and silent night.

Arctic

This adorable nativity highlights the native animals and dress in the arctic.

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Cambodia

The inspiration for this beautiful hand-carved wood nativity came from Cambodia.

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Czech Republic & Austria

This breathtaking nativity was inspired by the weathered surfaces of stone found in cities such as Vienna and Prague.

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Estonia

This Estonian-themed felt nativity is absolutely adorable!

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India

Made with beautifully detailed metal, this nativity was inspired by Indian culture.

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Japan

This handmade, hand-painted nativity beautifully illustrates Japanese culture.

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Kenya

This nativity is made of beautiful soapstone and is inspired by Kenyan culture.

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Kyrgyzstan

Made with felt, this vibrant and colorful nativity is a perfect reminder of Kyrgyzstan.

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Peru

This beautiful Peruvian nativity perfectly highlights the traditional dress of Peru's citizens.

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Rwanda

This beautiful one-piece nativity is carved out of Jacaranda wood and reflects Rwandan culture.

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South America

Your family will love this adorable South American-style nativity set.

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Tibet

This soft, comforting nativity is made entirely of felt.

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Uganda

Enjoy this vibrant nativity designed to highlight Uganda's vibrant culture.

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United States

This popular nativity was inspired by the work of LDS painter Greg Olsen.

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Just for fun:

Though not as exotic as world-themed nativities, there are a few more unique, stunning, and fun Nativity sets that we thought you shouldn't miss!

Little People Christmas Story

The ideal size for little hands, this nativity set is the perfect introduction to the story of the birth of Christ for young children.

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Let Us Adore Him

The beautiful new Let Us Adore Him nativity set captures the intimate moment between Christ and those who surrounded His manger.

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Christmas Pageant

This whimsical nativity shows the beauty of children participating in a nativity scene honoring their Savior.

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Silent Night

The words of the classic hymn "Silent Night" are artfully engraved on the figurines of this nativity set, reminding us of the peace of that first Christmas night.

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Collector's Nativity Bowl

If you are looking for a different way to display the Nativity, consider this beautiful handmade bowl depicting the angels proclaiming Jesus's birth.

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A Rare Nativity

Share the gift of Christmas with your family with the book A Rare Nativity. There is nothing quite like curling up by the fireplace and reading a touching book about the Savior's birth.

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 Couldn't find the perfect nativity for your collection? You can browse Deseret Book's entire collection of nativities here.

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