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Places of Worship at Christmas

Places of Worship at Christmas

Christmas is a time when many people of different faiths come together to celebrate. Places of worship play an important role in Christmas celebrations, as they provide a space for people to come together and reflect on the meaning of the holiday. There are a number of popular places of worship that see an influx of visitors during Christmas, each with its own story and traditions.

Located in the heart of Rome, The Vatican is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. During Christmas, People from all over the world flocked to see the Pope deliver his annual Christmas message. Westminster Abbey is another historic church located in London, UK. On Christmas Eve, a special service is held at Westminster Abbey which includes a procession of carols sung by the choir. The Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome is said to be the site of the first Christmas Mass. Another popular destination is the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris, which is home to the famous Pieta statue. In the United States, visitors assemble at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City, which is known for its beautiful Christmas lights display.

Explore various places of worship around the globe with these fun and informative resources!

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