Because not all crèches have to look the same.
But the practice of inculturation is not recent. The testimony of the first Jesuits who traveled to China and Japan should be enough to realize that, in many cases, inculturation is as old as Christian preaching itself.
Thus, it is not surprising that the traditional representation of the birth of Jesus varies from region to region, from country to country and from continent to continent, according to the traditions, customs and uses of the place. Here, we chose 12 different Nativity scenes, from twelve12 different countries and regions around the globe, from Patagonia to China, through Europe and Africa, to share the beauty of Catholic diversity.