From Wikipedia, free encyclopedia The permanent exhibition of nativity scene from linden wood – Jožefs Ribnikars (1902-1970) in Tržič Herdsman Nativity scene is statuettes or pictures, positioned at Christmas holidays as illustration of of Christ’s birth. They are characteristic for Roman Catholic Church and the catholic churches of an eastern rite. History of nativity scene First known depiction of live of nativity scene is reaching on year in 1223, when is St. Frančišek Assisi in Grecciu (Italy) celebrated the Christmas eve within cavity over a village. Jesuits asked first nativity scene on Slovenia. This was in the church of St. Jakob in Ljubljana in 1644. Tall people are one and a half metre in them, statues, were introducing Christmas secrets in sequential different scenes. Features Figures are in any size. They can be from wood, stones, clays cut out from paper. They are put on base from a moss or grass. Nativity scene prepares also žive somewhere – in Slovenia are of such the most known in Postojna pit, or icy nativity scene (Mojstrana). Museum is on Brezje, where nativity scene is on viewing from all world.