Hello guys from A Dica do Dia!
Today we’re talking about the Corpus Christi in Brazil. The holiday happens on Thursdays but in different dates every year. Let’s take a look at the dates on which Corpus Christi will be celebrated in the years to come.
In Brazil, Corpus Christi is a catholic celebration that celebrates the Eucharist: the symbolic presence of the Body of Christ in the consecrated host.
Cultural aspects about the Corpus Christi in Brazil
In many cities in Brazil it’s usual to decorate the streets where the procession passes through with colored rugs designed with drawings from religious inspiration.
In São Paulo, there’s a rug made from crushed glass, flowers, dolomites and sawdust than stretches out for 12 blocks throughout the city!
Corpus Christi in Rio de Janeiro
Here in Rio we also have a very special way to celebrate Corpus Christi. In the famous Candelária Church at the center of Rio there is a mass at 3 p.m. and when it finishes, people make a procession walking from Candelária to the Saint Sebastian Cathedral. During the celebration, tons of food are donated by people. This food is then sent to homeless shelters and orphanages.
Coloured Sawdust Carpets
We hope that you’ve enjoyed getting to know our Corpus Christi in Brazil.
See you soon in the next A Dica do Dia and have a great holiday!
Hugs and kisses from the Rio & Learn team.
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