Czech Scouts delivering “Light of Bethlehem” around country by rail

Czech Scouts are set to deliver the so-called Light of Bethlehem around the country by rail on Saturday. The light takes the form of candles that were lit from other candles, all the way back to one that was recently transported from Bethlehem to Austria.

Scouts and volunteers will carry the light from Czech train stations to places that cannot be reached by rail. The light is a modern Christmas tradition that began in Austria in the 1980s.

Author: Ian Willoughby