Corpus Christi, A Beautiful Celebration
Corpus Christi is a Catholic Holiday. At least that is what someone told me in Antigua on the day I got to see this beautiful procession. In preparation for the procession many people throughout the town were outside setting up lovely flower displays on the ground and watering them to keep them from wilting before the parade reached them.
The celebration comes after Easter Sunday. It was instituted basically as a way to celebrate the Lord’s Supper. If you would like to read more about the Feast of Corpus Christi this is a good article.
The Catholic Church and Most of the Town in Antigua Participate in Corpus Christi
In Antigua there is quite a bit of food, and some dishes are especially made for this day. I think one of my favorite parts was the little children dressed up like angels. So sweet.
It’s incredible to be here and experience the culture. The people are respectful of each religious Holiday they participate in. You can see it in their faces from the procession participants to those setting up the flowers in the streets. You could feel the connection of the whole town working to pull off this day.
I mostly wanted to share how beautiful the town is when they decorate with flowers! Here are a few more!
I hope you are enjoying the weekend!
Talk to ya soon!