Corpus Christi – Fronleichnam

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There is a religious catholic holiday in Germany called Fronleichnam

In English it is called Corpus Christi.

I was fortunate to witness it on Thursday, while I visited my mum.

Custom is that people make flower carpets where the procession walks along.

They are made out of leaves, flowers and petals of different colours.

I saw the fresh carpets in the morning, and they were so beautiful.

 

 

Please peruse through the slideshow:

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We saw the procession coming from the church.

 

The priest read from the bible and then they

continued to the town center.

 

It was lovely to watch in beautiful sunshine.

27 responses »

  1. Ute, thanks for those nice pictures and subsequently the reminder for Fronleichnam. To be honest, I had forgotten about those beautiful flowery ‘work-of-art-. Here in Kerala, we celebrate something called “Onam” (which is a sort of Harvest-festival and shopping frenzy), but on this occasion we too have beautiful flower designs in every public building, shops, streets, schools – you name it.

  2. Love the slideshow!! Very beautiful! Not something we do in Canada. Even Pentecost is not a holiday here and many people don’t even know what it is. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

    Gives a whole new meaning to Tiptoe Through the Tulips! 🙂

    ❤️carmen

    • Haha that is true, tiptoe through the tulips… I like that. Yes Pentecost is also celebrated in Germany but not in Britain. How different it is. It was great to see it this year, my mum sees it every year as they do it in front of the complex she lives.

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