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Corpus Christi Fiesta Flower Festival 2013

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Start Date: June 2, 2013
End Date: June 2, 2013
Time: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Location: Streets of Sitges, Barcelona, Spain

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The streets are carpeted in 220,000 to 360,000 Carnation flower petals, all placed after dawn. By the local community, neighbors side by side, and organised groups.
(With financial aid form the Town Council)

With wonderful designs, stretching throughout the shopping are between Sebastian Bay and the center of Sitges. Google Map here (shows 2011 route)

SITGES – Corpus Christi in Sitges 2012
Corpus Christi falls on Thursday June 7, 2012

SATURDAY 9th June 2012

  • 18hrs/6pm Giants : Cap de la Vila
  • 19.30hrs/7.30pm Flower efforts begin (deliveries/sketching roads)
  • Into the night :Designs arecreated and completed

SUNDAY 10th June 2012

  • During the afternnon: Judging occurs
  • 20hrs/8pm : Procession from Town Hall to the Church.

 

A traditional festival of National Artistic Interest for Spain

Organized by Foment de Turisme de Sitges (Sitges Tourism Promotion):

  • The floral carpets(often 360,000 red, yellow, white and red carnations)
    • They lie on a bed of grass and other materials, like com pine bark, cypress branches, broom tree, rice shells of coffee beans. The honour of carpeteting Cap de la Vila Square is made by one of Sitges different associations each year, as the central stage for the religious events.

 

  • The “dancing egg” exhibit at the Palau Maricel
  • The Holy Sacrament procession
  • Towns’ Giants
  • The flower offering to Our Lady of Vinyet

During the same week

  • National Carnation Exhibit, normally in the Hort de Can Falç gardens
  • Bonsai Exhibition
  • Facade Floral Decoration Competition Competition of decorating balconies and houses using carnations, geraniums and other flower varieties

We may not get 2012 information in time.

—– 2011 INFORMATION ——

Saturday 25 June

10:00
Opening of the Exhibition
72a editing Carnation and 21th Bonsai Exhibition in the Gardens of El Retiro Recreational Society

19:00
Parade of the Giants in Sitges in the Town Hall Square with the following route:

  • Major
  • Cap de la Vila
  • Parellades
  • Sant Josep,
  • Sant Gaudenci
  • Sant Francesc
  • Cap de la Vila
  • Àngel Vidal
  • Jardins de la Societat Recreativa El Retiro (for a while)
  • Àngel Vidal
  • Aigua
  • Major i Plaça de l’Ajuntament

20:00
Opening of the Exhibition 72a editing Carnation and 21th Bonsai Exhibition in the Gardens of El Retiro Recreational Society
Number 9 on this map here.

Reading from the traditional prayer by Ms. Clavel. Nuria Carbonell Masip.

Proclamation of the Carnation, by Nuria Carbonell

Nuria Carbonell
The traditional reading of the Proclamation of Carnation will be given by Nuria Carbonell and Masip. From a family with50 years of involvement with the festival.

22:00 –
A guided tour of the process of making the Floral Streets, with making a carpet of flowers in the Plaza Edward Maristany. All participants welcome for free. Reportably at the ‘Recreational Society The Retreat (Carrer Angel Vidal’, No 17). Google link here and near (north) of number 5 on this map here.

Sunday 26 June

Carpet Flower Show
Throughout the day you can see the carpet, across the center of Sitges.
See the Google map below and a printable one here.

View Sitges Flower Streets Corpus Christi 2011 in a larger map

Between 10.00 to 15.00:
The traditional ‘Egg Dance’ in the courtyard of the Palau Maricel.
An egg dance is a traditional Easter game in which eggs are laid on the ground or floor and the goal is to dance among them damaging as few as possible (more!).

Between 10.00 to 15.00:
L’Ou com Balla al Museu Romàntic : Screening of the documentary “Corpus, 60.”

19:00.
Giants parade through the streets surrounding the flower carpeted streets following this route:
Major, Nou, Passeig de la Ribera, Bonaire, Parellades, Sant Pau, Passeig de la Ribera, Nou, Santo Domingo, Aigua, Sant Damià, Sant Sebastià, Davallada, d’en Bosc, Plaça de l’Ajuntament i Plaça del Baluard.

19:30
Mass.

20:30
Procession of the Blessed Sacrament, accompanied by the Giants in Sitges and children who made their First Communion this year, the heiress and the parishioners, with the following route:
Plaça del Baluard, Plaça de l’Ajuntament, Davallada, Barcelona, Santiago Rusiñol, Jesús, Cap de la Vila, Major, Plaça de l’Ajuntament i Plaça del Baluard.

From 25 June to 3 July

Exhibition 72ena Carnation
(the Gardens of El Retiro Recreational Society).
Number 9 on this map here.

53rd Floral Decoration Competition by 30 balconies and facades, around the carpeted streets.

From 25 to June 27

21th Bonsai Exhibition (The Recreational Society The Retreat).

July 3

19:00
Official ceremony with prizes and certificates of appreciation for those participating in the festival, within the Gardens of El Retiro Recreational Society and closing ceremony of the Festival of Corpus Christi 2011.

A reasonably translated page, with Old photographs of Corpus Christi in Sitges. From the 50s can be found here.
View Sitges Flower

Organizers

Organized by :   Tel : 938117600 Website : http://www.sitges.cat

About the Organizers :

Free to watch the creation of the designs and the end result. (subject to staying out of the way :)

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