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Los Pastores- A Shepherd's Play

2:00p to 3:30p
Sat, December 17, 2016
(361) 645-3405

Franciscan priests created shepherd’s plays (which depict the shepherd’s journey to see Baby Jesus) in the 16th Century as a way to share the Spanish culture and religion with Meso-American Indians.

Come to Goliad State Park on Saturday, December 17, 2016 to see Los Pastores! Created when Spain came to the New World, shepherd’s plays were used to teach Native Americans about Spanish religion and culture.


Using song, dance, and colorful costumes, these plays presented the travails of the shepherds as they made their way to see the newborn Baby Jesus. This Spanish language presentation will give attendees a firsthand perspective of what life was like for the mission Indians of Texas!

Park entrance fees apply ($3.00 for adults, children 12 and under are free)