According to Nereo Zane, each year in December, the members of the Gruppo Sportivo Voga Veneta in Mestre organize a procession carrying the Baby Jesus. They celebrate the birth of Christ and the coming of Santa Clause. This photo was taken by Nereo in 2000 in Mestre and shows four GSVVM members in the typical uniform worn in parades. A small basket cradles a symbolic Baby Jesus on the bow. Looking at the guys in the photo, I would guess that it was cold that day, but I'll bet they had a blast. It seems like whatever Venetians do - they manage to make it fun.
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