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Corpus Christi Fiesta Flower Festival 2015

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Start Date: June 6, 2015
End Date: June 14, 2015
Time: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Email: corpusdesitges@gmail.com

Location: Streets of Sitges, Barcelona, Spain

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The streets are carpeted in 220,000 carnations, all placed after dawn. It may not be too chilly this time of year, to watch it happen.

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

Corpus Christi is a religious festival celebrated between the months of May and June. The Corpus is one of the most popular traditional festivals and Sitges, achieving the distinction of Arts Festival and National Tourist Interest. The Festival consists of the Flower Carpet Contest, the National Carnation Exhibition, the Bonsai Exhibition and Competition Ornamentation Floral Balconies and facades.

2015 INFO

  • Whole event: 6th to 14th June
  • Sunday 7th June
    Carpets of flowers on the streets of Sitges
  • 2015 Itinerary: issuu.com/corpusdesitges
    Cartell_Corpus2015

 

SITGES – Corpus Christi in Sitges
(Typical Information)

Yearly information is often released just before the event. In Catalan & in a ‘closed’ format that does not allow translation (issuu)

Sitges ‘Corpus Flower Carpets Event’ :
TYPICAL ROUTE ROADS Sitges (bigger version)
Corpus Flower Carpets ROUTE Sitges

1- Creu Roja – Plaça del Baluard 2- Escola Olive Tree – Plaça de l’Ajuntament 3- AGIS – Plaça de l’Ajuntament4- Colla Jove de Castellers de Sitges – Plaça de l’Ajuntament5- IES VINYET – Plaça de l’Ajuntament 6- OWLS Education – Carrer d’en Bosc 7- Museus de Sitges – Fundació Stämpfli – Carrer d’en Bosc8- Agrupació de Balls Populars de Sitges – Carrer d’en Bosc9- Cercle Artístic de Sitges – Carrer d’en Bosc 10- Òmnium Garraf – Carrer Barcelona11- Carrer Santiago Rusiñol12- Escola Esteve Barrachina – 5è Tram Carrer Jesús13- Casino Prado Suburense – 4t Tram Carrer Jesús14- 3er Tram Carrer Jesús15- 2on Tram Carrer Jesús 16- 1er Tram Carrer Jesús17- Expositors de Clavells – Cap de la Vila18- 1er Tram Carrer Major19- CEIP Maria Ossó – 2n Tram Carrer Major20- 3er Tram Carrer Major21- CEIP Miquel Utrillo – 4t Tram Carrer Major22- Escola Pia de Sitges – 5è Tram Carrer Major23- Institut Joan Ramon BENAPRÈS – 6è Tram Carrer Major24- CEIP Agnès de Sitges – Plaça de l’Ajuntament 25- Carrer Sant Pau26- Carrer Bonaire 27- Carrer de l’Aigua28- Plaça Indústria29- Club de Mar – Passeig Marítim30- Sunway Playa Golf – Passeig Marítim (catifa ubicada al final del Passeig)31- Hospital de Sant Joan32- Residència Les Magnòlies 33- Piscina MunicipalLes catifes que únicament tenen el nom del tram estan realitzades pels mateixos veïns del carrer.

Saturday

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

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

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.

 

Exhibition Carnation

(the Gardens of El Retiro Recreational Society).

Number 9 on this map here.

53rd Floral Decoration Competition by 30 balconies and façades, 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

Whilst unconnected… this festival will now always remind us of Ann Maguire – a much loved teacher, who died at Corpus Christi Roman Catholic College in Leeds, West Yorkshire. And with some anger, at the killer, who took away a lovely representation of a caring Britain.

Organizers

Organized by :  Corpus De Sitges Tel : 938117600 Email : corpusdesitges@gmail.com Website : https://www.facebook.com/corpusdesitges

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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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