Corpus Christi celebrates the tradition and belief in the body and blood of Jesus Christ and his Real Presence in the Eucharist. This feast is included in the liturgical calendar of the Latin Catholic Church, some other Catholic churches, a few Anglican and Western Rite Orthodox churches. It was removed from the calendars of the Lutheran Church at some point, but some Lutheran congregations still celebrate it.
In some localities, the celebration of Corpus Christi includes festive processions and folk traditions. For example, in Catalonia the tradition of the dancing egg has been observed for centuries. An emptied egg with some added weight is placed over a water jet from a fountain. Fountains with a dancing egg are often decorated with fresh fruits and seasonal flowers.
In the Spanish village of Castrillo de Murcia, the practice of baby jumping takes, place. Babies born during the previous year are laid on mattresses in the street and men dressed as the Devil (el Colacho) jump over them.Remind me with Google Calendar
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