Corpus Christi

Corpus flower mat in Tossa

The Corpus Christi is a celebration of the Catholic Church meant for the veneration of the eucharist. It is a movable feast of the liturgical calendar, that  takes place on the following Thursday of the eighth Pentecost. This medieval fiesta has a marked ostentatious character, closer to pagan celebrations than to any religious one.

This character is made evident in Tossa with the flower mats, as an exaltation of the vegetation of the month of May.

Corpus Christi is celebrated every year in Tossa on date (and not on the following Sunday as other villages do).  The town centre streets are adorned with flower mats and altars, and in the afternoon there is the mass and the procession, that will move along the adorned streets.