The festival of Corpus Christi celebrates the Eucharist as the body of Christ. The name 'Corpus Christi' is Latin for 'the body of Christ'.
This jubilant festival is celebrated by Roman Catholics and other Christians to proclaim the truth of the transubstantiation of bread and wine into the actual body of Christ during Mass.
In some countries in the world, Catholic churches still celebrate the festival, not only with a Mass, but also with a procession that carries the consecrated wafer through the streets as a public statement that the sacrifice of Christ was for the salvation of the whole world.
Corpus Christi falls between late May and the middle of June, on the first Thursday after Trinity Sunday (60 days after Easter). In some countries the festival is celebrated on the Sunday after Trinity Sunday.
In Brazil, we have a national holiday, since Brazil is a Catholic country.
But, there is a beautiful tradition on Corpus Christi. After the mass, the priest and the whole congregation will go on a procession and they will walk over miles and miles of rugs made by the community.
These rugs are made of processed tires, egg shells, little stones, sand, and lots of shredded wood.
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