Corpus Christi in Brazil

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.

Day of the week
Thursday
Thursday
Thursday
Thursday
Thursday
Thursday
Thursday
Thursday
Thursday
Thursday
Thursday
Date
15
31
21
11
3
16
8
30
19
4
27
Month
June
May
June
June
June
June
June
May
June
June
May
Year
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021
2022
2023
2024
2025
2026
2027

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

Corpus Christi in Brazil

The Procession

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.

Corpus Christi in Brazil

Coloured Sawdust Carpets in Goiás

In the state of Goiás for example, flowers from cerrado and sawdust are used to create colorful rugs that cover the streets where the congregation goes.

Corpus Christi in Brazil

Coloured Sawdust

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.

Vocabulary List

Feriado
Eucaristia
Hóstia Consagrada
Procissão
Serragem
Tapetes Coloridos
Vidro Moído
Dolomitas
Quarteirões
Jesus Cristo
Holiday
Eucharist
Sacramental bread
Procession
Sawdust
Coloured Sawdust Carpets
Crushed Glass
Dolomites
Blocks
Jesus Christ

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.

           
Click in the links below to see more related Dicas
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History of Tiradentes
Saint Sebastian’s Day in Rio de Janeiro
Independence Day in Brazil
Finados in Brazil
Our Lady of Aparecida day in Brazil
Lover’s Day

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