6-3-2015 Celebrating Corpus Christi in Bolivia

by Kricket


Tomorrow is the Bolivian Holiday called Corpus Christi so here's today's Holiday Spotlight.

Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi, meaning Body of Christ, is a holiday celebrated on the 4th of June every year. It is also known as Corpus Domini. It's a holiday celebrating the body and blood of Jesus Christ, a festival in honor of the holy body and blood of Jesus Christ. It became a holiday after Juliana of Liège who, after years of work, finally made it into a holiday in the 13th Century. She was born between 1191 and 1192 the city of Liège, Belgim. In 1208 she reported a vision of Christ where it is said she was told to ask for the creation of the feast. This dream went on for 20 years where she kept it a secret until she finally told it to her confessor who told the bishop. Eventually... wait...

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FUN FACT TIME!

Did you know it took 40 YEARS until bishops made it a holiday? Imagine 40 years having the same vision over and over again!

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As I was saying... eventually bishops made Corpus Christi into a feast celebrated on the Thursday after Trinity Sunday. Bolivia isn't the only place it's celebrated either. It is also celebrated as a public holiday in Austria, Brazil, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, Croatia, Dominican Republic, Haiti, East Timor, parts of Liechtenstein, Monaco, Panama, Peru, Poland, San Marino, parts of Spain and Switzerland, Grenada, Saint Lucia and Trinidad and Tobago.

So that was Corpus Christi and its origins. Remember tomorrow is the occasion so expect lots of fancy stuff to be happening in Bolivia and worldwide. Image Source.

Are there any special Thursday celebrations in your country?

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