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CORPUS CHRISTI FESTIVAL

When is Corpus Christi Festival in 2019?

Corpus Christi Festival in 2019 is on the Thursday, 20th of Jun (6/20/2019).

Corpus Christi Festival is on the 171st day of 2019. There are 194 days left in the year.

Corpus Christi Festival Facts

  • Date: Jun 20, 2019
  • National
  • Also Called: Corpus Domini
  • Celebrations: Street procession, Church events
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Corpus Christi is a Christian festival where Christians honor the Holy body of the Christ. It is also known as Corpus Domini, which is a Latin term meaning "Body and Blood of Jesus". The festival is celebrated differently among Christians in different regions of the world. The common component is that bread and wine are usually offered as a symbol of the Body and Blood of Christ in His communion.

Corpus Christi is considered as a pubic holiday in some countries such as Brazil and Australia. However, it is mostly implemented by the church, especially the Catholic Church. The Thursday when the festival takes place is referred to as Holy Thursday and is usually celebrated on the Thursday before Good Friday with a preceding Trinity Sunday. Although the festival was first celebrated in the United Kingdom it is not a federal holiday in the region.

There are several activities that mark the festival and Corpus Christi is celebrated differently. Inside the Catholic religion this festival is celebrated through a procession along streets, usually near the parish. The Chief Priests lead the Mass during this part of the Corpus Christi festival.

It should be noted that this festival is not only a Catholic festival, but is celebrated also in the Anglican and some Lutheran Churches. The only difference is the way the whole festival is carried out. In the Catholic faith it is celebrated on the streets and roads around the Parish, while it is a Church event for most of the other participants. Corpus Christi is not necessarily the Holy Communion. However, the Holy Communion marks an important part of the festival. Holy Communion is usually practiced throughout the Catholic church calendar in remembrance of Jesus Christ.

In Europe some traditions accompany the Corpus Christi festival. This happens on the streets and then in the Church. This festival also takes place in Brazil, a place known for its massive population of followers of Christ, where there are many colorful costumes accompanied by symbols of Jesus Christ. Whatever way the festival is celebrated, the main objective is to celebrate the suffering, death and resurrection of the Jesus. The principle behind the festival is the Last Supper of Jesus with His Disciples. He said that anyone who believes in Him to do this in remembrance of Him. This festival has been used to fulfill that final wish. However, not all followers of Christ celebrate Corpus Christi, but still participate in Holy Communion to serve the same purpose.

Corpus Christi Festival Observances

DAY
DATE
HOLIDAY NAME
  • Thu
  • Jun 07, 2012
  • Thu
  • May 30, 2013
  • Thu
  • Jun 19, 2014
  • Thu
  • Jun 04, 2015
  • Thu
  • May 26, 2016
  • Thu
  • Jun 15, 2017
  • Thu
  • May 31, 2018
  • Thu
  • Jun 20, 2019

List of Religious Holidays of Christian in 2019

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
SundaySunJan 06, 2019Jan 06Epiphany
SundaySunJan 13, 2019Jan 13The Baptism of Jesus
SaturdaySatFeb 02, 2019Feb 02Candlemas
ThursdayThuFeb 14, 2019Feb 14St. Valentine's Day
WednesdayWedMar 06, 2019Mar 06Ash Wednesday
SundaySunMar 17, 2019Mar 17St. Patrick's Day
TuesdayTueMar 19, 2019Mar 19St. Joseph's Day
SundaySunApr 14, 2019Apr 14Palm Sunday
ThursdayThuApr 18, 2019Apr 18Maundy (Holy) Thursday
FridayFriApr 19, 2019Apr 19Good Friday
SundaySunApr 21, 2019Apr 21Easter
MondayMonApr 22, 2019Apr 22Easter Monday
TuesdayTueApr 23, 2019Apr 23St. George's Day
ThursdayThuMay 30, 2019May 30Ascension of Jesus
SundaySunJun 09, 2019Jun 09Pentecost
SaturdaySatJun 15, 2019Jun 15Saint Vladimir
SundaySunJun 16, 2019Jun 16Trinity Sunday
ThursdayThuJun 20, 2019Jun 20Corpus Christi
SaturdaySatJun 29, 2019Jun 29Saints Peter and Paul
ThursdayThuJul 25, 2019Jul 25St. James the Great Day
ThursdayThuAug 01, 2019Aug 01Lammas
ThursdayThuAug 15, 2019Aug 15The Assumption of Mary
SaturdaySatSep 14, 2019Sep 14Holy Cross Day
SundaySunSep 29, 2019Sep 29Michael and All Angels
ThursdayThuOct 31, 2019Oct 31All Hallows Eve
FridayFriNov 01, 2019Nov 01All Saints' Day
SaturdaySatNov 02, 2019Nov 02All Souls' Day
SaturdaySatNov 23, 2019Nov 23Thanksgiving (USA)
TuesdayTueNov 26, 2019Nov 26Christ the King
SaturdaySatNov 30, 2019Nov 30St. Andrew's Day
SundaySunDec 01, 2019Dec 01Advent - first Sunday
FridayFriDec 06, 2019Dec 06St. Nicholas Day
TuesdayTueDec 24, 2019Dec 24Christmas Eve
WednesdayWedDec 25, 2019Dec 25Christmas
SaturdaySatDec 28, 2019Dec 28Holy Innocents
TuesdayTueDec 31, 2019Dec 31Watch Night