Christmas is a highly celebrated festivity in Malta and Gozo, both for its religious significance a well as in its more social aspect. The season is celebrated to its fullest on the Maltese Islands, with the active participation of many; Nativity scenes, displays of cribs, carol services and other events are organised in each locality. All churches have a calendar of events, ranging from the procession of Mary and Joseph, to streets with groups of children carol singing. Cribs are positively everywhere, from private houses to small chapels. Visiting cribs is a popular activity at Christmastime. Some are very artistic and elaborate, with figures moving around mechanically and a degree of detail that comes from hours of meticulous work by dedicated craftsmen.