Thursday, June 7, 2012

Corpus Christi Day

Corpus Christi Day is a Christian Religious holiday celebrated in Germany. It is celebrated between the end of May and the end of June. This year it fell on June 7, 2012. As with all German holidays schools, stores and businesses are closed.


The celebrations for Corpus Christi Day begin early in the morning with the parishioners decorating the church grounds with grass clippings, flower petals and flags. Then there is a procession walk to the church followed by a feast.

The feast is open to the community which is attended by about 300 people in our village. Music from the local band is heard throughout the afternoon. A tombola is a type of raffle where almost every ticket is a winner. Tombola tickets are sold for 1 Euro to raise funds for the church. Beer, bratwurst, and other German traditional festival food is available for purchase. The festival lasts all afternoon.

2 comments:

  1. So Corpus Christi is also a town in Texas, and I was thinking you were writing about a celebration in Texas, mwa ha ha ha haha

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    1. Do they celebrate Corpus Christi Day?

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