On the initiative of the Maltese Embassy in Brussels, the Maltese Community participated for the first time in the International exhibition of Christmas Cribs which the Dean of the Cathedral of Brussels organises annually together with the City of Brussels.
The Maltese Christmas crib represents typical Maltese landscape with terraced fields and the traditional rubble walls. It is one meter and a half long and a meter wide and was done by Mr. Joseph Grima who lives in Brussels. As the Maltese Christmas tradition demands, pots of vetches’ sprouts adorn the Maltese Crib. The majestic Cathedral of St. Michael in Brussels, is probably the only place outside Malta where such a plant is displayed to bring Christmas cheer. The Exhibition was inaugurated on 28th November 2010, the First Sunday of Advent. It will remain open until the 16th of January 2011. About thirty countries are participating in this exhibition. Entrance to the exhibition is free.