Girl Playing Mary in Welsh Church’s Christmas Play Must Wear Helmet While Riding Donkey

by Sterling Beard

An eight-year-old girl portraying Mary in a church’s Christmas play in a south Wales will be wearing an odd piece of costume: She has to wear a helmet while riding a donkey during the play.

The donkey’s owner informed the Bridge Church of Neath that his license requires his donkey’s riders to don a hard hat, the BBC reported.

The donkey’s path will take the girl through the town center, where marshals will be stationed along the route to ensure that “the crossing is safe and the animals don’t get startled.”

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