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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Corpus Christi feast in Brazil - a must see


Corpus Christi, which falls 60 days after Easter, is celebrated as a national holiday in Brazil. This year, it is going to be on June 7, a Thursday.  In many Brazilian towns people decorate the streets with ephemeral tapestries made of colored sawdust, coffee, salt and grains which depict Biblical passages on the way where the religious procession will pass. The main feature of the Corpus Christi festivity is the procession. Tapestries usually represent Eucharistic motifs. In Paraty, a national historic monument, the Corpus Chisti celebration is observed with the entire traditional liturgy. It´s a lively cultural event really worth witnessing! Cities worth visiting: Cananéia, Santana de Parnaíba, Ibitinga, Cunha, in São Paulo State, Ouro Preto, São João Del Rey, Mariana, Sabará, in Minas Gerais State, and Paraty in Rio de Janeiro State.



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