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Corpus Christi Procession

Corpus Christi Procession

Corpus Christi is a special date in the calendar of the Catholic church, in celebration of the Eucharist. It is celebrated 60 days after Easter Sunday, or more formally the Thursday following the ninth Sunday after the first full moon of spring in the northern hemisphere, for which reason it can take place in either May or June, depending on the year.

This day is marked by a procession for which occasion the locals prepare impressive salt carpets stained with a thousand different colours and walk along the main streets of Teguise with them. Windows and balconies are decorated in preparation for the passing of the Santísimo (Holy Sacrament) as it is taken in procession from altar to altar. These altars are authentic works of art, crafted by the islanders who, with plenty of inventiveness and skill, display them in their doorways or windows, letting the scent of the lilies and the rosemary waft out through the entire town.

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