The representation of Els Pastorets heralds the arrival of Christmas. Els Pastorets is a re-enactment of Jesus’ birth that originated in representations of the shepherds’ adoration that townspeople performed in days gone-by during Midnight Mass.
Today’s work recounts the story of a little boy whose father is explaining the origin of Christmas. To do so, he depends on the aid of angels who whisk the protagonists away to Bethlehem at the time of the Roman empire, where they experience the story of good and evil first-hand.
The Els Pastorets is played during Christmas in different villages of the island of Menorca as Ciutadella, Maó or Sant Lluís.
More information: www.ajciutadella.org
Category: Balearic Islands festivals