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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

List of Religious Holidays of Christian in 2018

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
SaturdaySatJan 06, 2018Jan 06Epiphany
SundaySunJan 07, 2018Jan 07Baptism of the Jesus
FridayFriFeb 02, 2018Feb 02Candlemas
WednesdayWedFeb 14, 2018Feb 14St. Valentine's Day
WednesdayWedFeb 14, 2018Feb 14Ash Wednesday
SaturdaySatMar 17, 2018Mar 17St. Patrick's Day
MondayMonMar 19, 2018Mar 19St. Joseph's Day
SundaySunMar 25, 2018Mar 25Palm Sunday
ThursdayThuMar 29, 2018Mar 29Maundy (Holy) Thursday
FridayFriMar 30, 2018Mar 30Good Friday
SundaySunApr 01, 2018Apr 01Easter
MondayMonApr 02, 2018Apr 02Easter Monday
MondayMonApr 23, 2018Apr 23St. George's Day
ThursdayThuMay 10, 2018May 10Ascension of Jesus
SundaySunMay 20, 2018May 20Pentecost
SundaySunMay 27, 2018May 27Trinity Sunday
ThursdayThuMay 31, 2018May 31Corpus Christi
FridayFriJun 15, 2018Jun 15Saint Vladimir
FridayFriJun 29, 2018Jun 29Saints Peter and Paul
WednesdayWedJul 25, 2018Jul 25St. James the Great Day
WednesdayWedAug 01, 2018Aug 01Lammas
WednesdayWedAug 15, 2018Aug 15The Assumption of Mary
FridayFriSep 14, 2018Sep 14Holy Cross Day
SaturdaySatSep 29, 2018Sep 29Michael and All Angels
WednesdayWedOct 31, 2018Oct 31All Hallows Eve
ThursdayThuNov 01, 2018Nov 01All Saints' Day
FridayFriNov 02, 2018Nov 02All Souls' Day
SundaySunNov 25, 2018Nov 25Christ the King
FridayFriNov 30, 2018Nov 30St. Andrew's Day
SundaySunDec 02, 2018Dec 02Advent - first Sunday
ThursdayThuDec 06, 2018Dec 06St. Nicholas Day
MondayMonDec 24, 2018Dec 24Christmas Eve
TuesdayTueDec 25, 2018Dec 25Christmas
FridayFriDec 28, 2018Dec 28Holy Innocents
MondayMonDec 31, 2018Dec 31Watch Night