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Pastores New Washington

DancePastores  New Washington
MeaningPastores of New Washington
Dance CultureLowland Christian
Place of OriginNew Washington , Aklan
Ethnolinguistic GroupAklanon
Background / Content

Popular Bavarian folk and village dances introduced to the Filipinos included the Maypole. As with much else in the Philippine dances, the maypole blended well but in due time other elements and steps were changed and adapted. In this pastores from Aklan, the Niño Dormido (Sleeping Child) is found to be the centerpiece of the dance that includes a maypole.


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