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The story of the birth of Jesus – Live Nativity Scene by the Fundación MIR students

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Live nativity scenes provide an unforgettable experience by sharing the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. Every holiday season, the talented children of the Fundación MIR prepare a beautiful interpretation of the Christmas Story which they perform in Altos de Chavón as part of Casa de Campo’s holiday events. It is a wonderful occasion that reminds us all of the true meaning of Christmas.

On Friday the 20th of December, a group of Casa de Campo villa owners, residents, and visitors enjoyed an interpretation of the magical Christmas Story (the “Nacimiento Viviente”) performed by the children of the Fundación MIR on the plaza in front of the Museum. This activity has become a tradition and it is part of the holiday program prepared by Altos de Chavón and Casa de Campo. Taking part in the lyrical show were children of all ages, from the Primaria MIR (infant school), the MIR Esperanza (the boys’ school) and the Politécnico MIR (the girls’ school).

The Christmas story was narrated by senior students of the Fundación MIR, while the rest of the boys and girls dressed as angels, farmers, the Three Kings, Joseph, Mary, and many other characters – thrilled the audience with their impressive articulation and acting, complimented by dancing and the beautiful singing of the Fundación MIR choir (consisting of an older group of students), who throughout the story interpreted various holiday songs. Even our local donkey, Margarito, had a special part in the presentation!

Congratulations to all of the children who took part in this wonderful event, and many thanks to those involved in the organization!

See below a collection of photos provided by Fundación MIR of the live nativity that took place last Friday, December 20th:

The Fundación MIR

The Fundación MIR is a non-profit organization which works to provide education to the children of the greater La Romana area, who are most in need. They run 3 schools; the MIR Esperanza (boys vocational school), the Escuela Técnica Vocacional Fundación MIR (girls vocational school) and the Primaria MIR (infants school).

For more information on the Fundación MIR and to make a donation, visit their website:

To make a donation contact the MIR office in Casa de Campo (809-523-8270) or in West Palm Beach (561-366-5095). Donations are tax deductible for US Citizens!

To find out more and see photos and articles of events organized by the Fundación MIR – click here!

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