Corpus Christi Date in the current year: May 26, 2016

Corpus Christi The Feast of Corpus Christi, also referred to as Corpus Domini, is a Latin Catholic movable feast celebrated on Thursday after Trinity Sunday (sixty days after Easter). It is observed as a public holiday in some countries.

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.

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