JSN 2023

The 21st edition of the Jesolo Sand Nativity dedicated to Saint Francis.


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How the art of the sand sculptors met the Nativity, renewing the centuries-old tradition of the manger scene and creating over the years an event of global appeal.

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JSN 2022

In 2022 the Sand Nativity of Jesolo moves to the new location in Piazza Brescia to celebrate Peace with ten extraordinary sculptures.

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Jesolo Sand Nativity 2021

JSN 2021

After the forced break due to the pandemic, in 2021 the sand nativity scene returns to Jesolo to celebrate "the miracles of Jesus" and thank the health workers.

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JSN Matera 2019

Matera 2019

The sand nativity scene, as well as in Jesolo, is also made in Matera, to celebrate the European Capital of Culture 2019.

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JSN Roma 2018

Rome 2018

An extraordinary edition that saw the creation of the Sand Nativity in St. Peter's Square in Rome, in the heart of Christianity.

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Sand Nativity 2017

The marvellous sculptures of the latest edition of the Sand Nativity, based on the theme “Go and do the same yourself”, in a captivating complete photo tour.

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From 2002 to 2016

The best works created in recent years, a journey through a plastic art that fascinates and inspires thousands of visitors from around the world each Christmas.

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The town of Jesolo

The Adriatic beach beloved throughout Europe, just a short distance from Venice.

Il cast artistico di Jesolo Sand Nativity 2022

The Artists

The best international sand sculptors gathered for a global event.



The constant commitment to implement solidarity projects around the world.

Il Sindaco di Jesolo Christofer De Zotti e l'Assessore Alberto Maschio

Press Review

The main news from the press and TV on the Jesolo Sand Nativity event.