8th December. Mary and Joseph on their Road Trip to Bethlehem for the Census.
“So, Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child.” (Luke 2:4-5 NIV).
It is a long way from Nazareth to Bethlehem, about 90 miles. It must have taken a long time to walk that far, at least a few days.