7 December 2018, 4:30pm : the Christmas tree in St. Peter’s Square (Rome) lights up.

Christmas means tradition. A Spasso con Sara to discover one of the typically Roman traditions linked to Christmas.


Today at 4:30 pm the Christmas tree in St. Peter’s Square was lit. A very suggestive moment that testifies the perpetuation of a tradition inaugurated in 1982 by the beloved John Paul II. That year, a Polish farmer brought a fir tree to Rome and donated it to Pope Wojtyla.


And so, every year, a different European Region gives the Vatican a fir tree that helps to make even more magical the atmosphere that in these days of approach to Christmas is breathed in Bernini’s Square.


A little curiosity: the Vatican already has its Christmas trees until 2035! As they say … better to play in advance!


This year the honor belongs to Italy and in particular to the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region, committed, for the first time, in the initiative.


The beautiful tree is this year accompanied by a crib of golden sand. The artists, coming from all over the world, have been at work for several weeks already, and this morning, after finishing the work, they met Pope Francis.


Have a look to my exclusive video of the event! 🙂



Posted by Sara Pandozzi

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