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Corpus Christi celebrations in Spain
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9 Things You Need to Know About Corpus Christi in Spain

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Updated: 17 May 2018
Corpus Christi is an important event in the Spanish calendar, celebrating the ‘Body of Christ’. Go anywhere in Spain though and you’ll see it is celebrated in an entirely different way. Here are 9 things you need to know about Corpus Christi in Spain.

It occurs nine weeks after Easter

Corpus Christi changes each year depending on when Easter falls. It is celebrated eight to nine weeks after Easter on the Thursday following Holy Trinity Sunday. This year it falls on May 31st.

It’s a religious celebration

Like many festivals in Spain, the origins of Corpus Christi are religious. It is celebrated by the Roman Catholics, the Church of England and some other Anglican churches. Essentially it celebrates the Eucharist and the presence of the body of Christ in holy water.

Corpus Christi celebrations in Spain