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Fiestas Christi Flower Festival

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Start Date: June 10, 2011
End Date: June 12, 2011
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 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)

SITGES – Corpus Christi in Sitges 2012

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.

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