Vatican

HOLIDAYS AND TRADITIONS

Vatican Christmas Tree

The Vatican Christmas Tree, also called the Saint Peter's Square Christmas Tree, is the decorated tree that is erected annually in the Saint Peter's Square directly in front of St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City to celebrate the Christmas holiday season.

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Languages and population of Vatican City

Vatican City is a city state that came into existence in 1929. It is therefore to be clearly distinguished from the Holy See, which already was in existence for many centuries before that date.

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Vatican City - Religion

Almost all of Vatican City's little more than 800 citizens either live inside the Vatican's walls or serve in the Holy See's diplomatic corps in embassies (called "nunciatures"; a papal ambassador is a "nuncio") around the world.