Corpus Christi around the world in 2022

  How long until Corpus Christi?
Corpus Christi
  Dates of Corpus Christi around the world
2023 Various Jun 3, Jun 8, Jun 12
AustriaThu, Jun 8National Holiday
BoliviaThu, Jun 8National Holiday
BrazilThu, Jun 8National Holiday
ColombiaMon, Jun 12National Holiday (in lieu)
CroatiaSat, Jun 3National Holiday
Dominican RepublicThu, Jun 8National Holiday
East TimorThu, Jun 8National Holiday
Equatorial GuineaThu, Jun 8National Holiday
Germany Jun 8
Baden-WürttembergThu, Jun 8Regional Holiday
BavariaThu, Jun 8Regional Holiday
HesseThu, Jun 8Regional Holiday
North Rhine-WestphaliaThu, Jun 8Regional Holiday
Rhineland-PalatinateThu, Jun 8Regional Holiday
SaarlandThu, Jun 8Regional Holiday
GrenadaThu, Jun 8National Holiday
HaitiThu, Jun 8National Holiday
LiechtensteinThu, Jun 8National Holiday
MonacoThu, Jun 8National Holiday
PolandThu, Jun 8National Holiday
PortugalThu, Jun 8National Holiday
Saint LuciaThu, Jun 8National Holiday
San MarinoThu, Jun 8National Holiday
SeychellesThu, Jun 8National Holiday
SpainThu, Jun 8Regional Holiday
Switzerland Jun 8
AargauThu, Jun 8Regional Holiday
Appenzell InnerrhodenThu, Jun 8Regional Holiday
FribourgThu, Jun 8Regional Holiday
JuraThu, Jun 8Regional Holiday
LucerneThu, Jun 8Regional Holiday
NidwaldenThu, Jun 8Regional Holiday
ObwaldenThu, Jun 8Regional Holiday
TicinoThu, Jun 8Regional Holiday
UriThu, Jun 8Regional Holiday
ValaisThu, Jun 8Regional Holiday
ZugThu, Jun 8Regional Holiday
Trinidad and TobagoThu, Jun 8National Holiday
VenezuelaThu, Jun 8Not A Public Holiday
2022 Various Jun 16, Jun 20
AustriaThu, Jun 16National Holiday
BoliviaThu, Jun 16National Holiday
BrazilThu, Jun 16National Holiday
ColombiaMon, Jun 20National Holiday (in lieu)
CroatiaThu, Jun 16National Holiday
Dominican RepublicThu, Jun 16National Holiday
East TimorThu, Jun 16National Holiday
Equatorial GuineaThu, Jun 16National Holiday
Germany Jun 16
Baden-WürttembergThu, Jun 16Regional Holiday
BavariaThu, Jun 16Regional Holiday
HesseThu, Jun 16Regional Holiday
North Rhine-WestphaliaThu, Jun 16Regional Holiday
Rhineland-PalatinateThu, Jun 16Regional Holiday
SaarlandThu, Jun 16Regional Holiday
GrenadaThu, Jun 16National Holiday
HaitiThu, Jun 16National Holiday
LiechtensteinThu, Jun 16National Holiday
MonacoThu, Jun 16National Holiday
PolandThu, Jun 16National Holiday
PortugalThu, Jun 16National Holiday
Saint LuciaThu, Jun 16National Holiday
San MarinoThu, Jun 16National Holiday
SeychellesThu, Jun 16National Holiday
SpainThu, Jun 16Regional Holiday
Switzerland Jun 16
AargauThu, Jun 16Regional Holiday
Appenzell InnerrhodenThu, Jun 16Regional Holiday
FribourgThu, Jun 16Regional Holiday
JuraThu, Jun 16Regional Holiday
LucerneThu, Jun 16Regional Holiday
NidwaldenThu, Jun 16Regional Holiday
ObwaldenThu, Jun 16Regional Holiday
TicinoThu, Jun 16Regional Holiday
UriThu, Jun 16Regional Holiday
ValaisThu, Jun 16Regional Holiday
ZugThu, Jun 16Regional Holiday
Trinidad and TobagoThu, Jun 16National Holiday
VenezuelaThu, Jun 16Not A Public Holiday
2021 Various Jun 3, Jun 7
AustriaThu, Jun 3National Holiday
BoliviaThu, Jun 3National Holiday
BrazilThu, Jun 3National Holiday
ColombiaMon, Jun 7National Holiday
CroatiaThu, Jun 3National Holiday
Dominican RepublicThu, Jun 3National Holiday
East TimorThu, Jun 3National Holiday
Equatorial GuineaThu, Jun 3National Holiday
Germany Jun 3
Baden-WürttembergThu, Jun 3Regional Holiday
BavariaThu, Jun 3Regional Holiday
HesseThu, Jun 3Regional Holiday
North Rhine-WestphaliaThu, Jun 3Regional Holiday
Rhineland-PalatinateThu, Jun 3Regional Holiday
SaarlandThu, Jun 3Regional Holiday
GrenadaThu, Jun 3National Holiday
HaitiThu, Jun 3National Holiday
LiechtensteinThu, Jun 3National Holiday
MonacoThu, Jun 3National Holiday
PolandThu, Jun 3National Holiday
PortugalThu, Jun 3National Holiday
Saint LuciaThu, Jun 3National Holiday
San MarinoThu, Jun 3National Holiday
SeychellesThu, Jun 3National Holiday
SpainThu, Jun 3Regional Holiday
Switzerland Jun 3
AargauThu, Jun 3Regional Holiday
Appenzell InnerrhodenThu, Jun 3Regional Holiday
FribourgThu, Jun 3Regional Holiday
JuraThu, Jun 3Regional Holiday
LucerneThu, Jun 3Regional Holiday
NidwaldenThu, Jun 3Regional Holiday
ObwaldenThu, Jun 3Regional Holiday
TicinoThu, Jun 3Regional Holiday
UriThu, Jun 3Regional Holiday
ValaisThu, Jun 3Regional Holiday
ZugThu, Jun 3Regional Holiday
Trinidad and TobagoThu, Jun 3National Holiday
VenezuelaThu, Jun 3Not A Public Holiday
2020 Various Jun 11, Jun 15
AustriaThu, Jun 11National Holiday
BoliviaThu, Jun 11National Holiday
BrazilThu, Jun 11National Holiday
ColombiaMon, Jun 15National Holiday
CroatiaThu, Jun 11National Holiday
Dominican RepublicThu, Jun 11National Holiday
East TimorThu, Jun 11National Holiday
Equatorial GuineaThu, Jun 11National Holiday
Germany Jun 11
Baden-WürttembergThu, Jun 11Regional Holiday
BavariaThu, Jun 11Regional Holiday
HesseThu, Jun 11Regional Holiday
North Rhine-WestphaliaThu, Jun 11Regional Holiday
Rhineland-PalatinateThu, Jun 11Regional Holiday
SaarlandThu, Jun 11Regional Holiday
GrenadaThu, Jun 11National Holiday
HaitiThu, Jun 11National Holiday
LiechtensteinThu, Jun 11National Holiday
MonacoThu, Jun 11National Holiday
PolandThu, Jun 11National Holiday
PortugalThu, Jun 11National Holiday
Saint LuciaThu, Jun 11National Holiday
San MarinoThu, Jun 11National Holiday
SeychellesThu, Jun 11National Holiday
SpainThu, Jun 11Regional Holiday
Switzerland Jun 11
AargauThu, Jun 11Regional Holiday
Appenzell InnerrhodenThu, Jun 11Regional Holiday
FribourgThu, Jun 11Regional Holiday
JuraThu, Jun 11Regional Holiday
LucerneThu, Jun 11Regional Holiday
NidwaldenThu, Jun 11Regional Holiday
ObwaldenThu, Jun 11Regional Holiday
TicinoThu, Jun 11Regional Holiday
UriThu, Jun 11Regional Holiday
ValaisThu, Jun 11Regional Holiday
ZugThu, Jun 11Regional Holiday
Trinidad and TobagoThu, Jun 11National Holiday
VenezuelaMon, Jun 15Not A Public Holiday
2019 Various Jun 20, Jun 24
AustriaThu, Jun 20National Holiday
BoliviaThu, Jun 20National Holiday
BrazilThu, Jun 20National Holiday
ColombiaMon, Jun 24National Holiday
CroatiaThu, Jun 20National Holiday
Dominican RepublicThu, Jun 20National Holiday
East TimorThu, Jun 20National Holiday
Equatorial GuineaThu, Jun 20National Holiday
Germany Jun 20
Baden-WürttembergThu, Jun 20Regional Holiday
BavariaThu, Jun 20Regional Holiday
HesseThu, Jun 20Regional Holiday
North Rhine-WestphaliaThu, Jun 20Regional Holiday
Rhineland-PalatinateThu, Jun 20Regional Holiday
SaarlandThu, Jun 20Regional Holiday
GrenadaThu, Jun 20National Holiday
HaitiThu, Jun 20National Holiday
LiechtensteinThu, Jun 20National Holiday
MonacoThu, Jun 20National Holiday
PolandThu, Jun 20National Holiday
PortugalThu, Jun 20National Holiday
Saint LuciaThu, Jun 20National Holiday
San MarinoThu, Jun 20National Holiday
SeychellesThu, Jun 20National Holiday
SpainThu, Jun 20Regional Holiday
Switzerland Jun 20
AargauThu, Jun 20Regional Holiday
Appenzell InnerrhodenThu, Jun 20Regional Holiday
FribourgThu, Jun 20Regional Holiday
JuraThu, Jun 20Regional Holiday
LucerneThu, Jun 20Regional Holiday
NidwaldenThu, Jun 20Regional Holiday
ObwaldenThu, Jun 20Regional Holiday
TicinoThu, Jun 20Regional Holiday
UriThu, Jun 20Regional Holiday
ValaisThu, Jun 20Regional Holiday
ZugThu, Jun 20Regional Holiday
Trinidad and TobagoThu, Jun 20National Holiday
VenezuelaMon, Jun 24Not A Public Holiday

The Feast of Corpus Christi is a Catholic festival celebrated on the second Thursday after Whitsun

  Which countries observe Corpus Christi in 2022?
  AustriaJun 16National Holiday
  BoliviaJun 16National Holiday
  BrazilJun 16National Holiday
  ColombiaJun 20National Holiday (in lieu)
  CroatiaJun 16National Holiday
  Dominican RepublicJun 16National Holiday
  East TimorJun 16National Holiday
  Equatorial GuineaJun 16National Holiday
  GermanyJun 16Regional Holiday
  GrenadaJun 16National Holiday
  HaitiJun 16National Holiday
  LiechtensteinJun 16National Holiday
  MonacoJun 16National Holiday
  PolandJun 16National Holiday
  PortugalJun 16National Holiday
  Saint LuciaJun 16National Holiday
  San MarinoJun 16National Holiday
  SeychellesJun 16National Holiday
  SpainJun 16Regional Holiday
  SwitzerlandJun 16Regional Holiday
  Trinidad and TobagoJun 16National Holiday
  VenezuelaJun 16Not A Public Holiday

When is Corpus Christi?

The Feast of Corpus Christi ("Fronleichnam" in German) is a Catholic festival celebrated on the second Thursday after Whitsun.

Corpus Christi means the Body of Christ and refers to the elements of the Eucharist also called the Holy Communion, Last Supper or Lord's Supper.

In the Church of England, this day is called 'Day of Thanksgiving for the Institution of Holy Communion'.

History of Corpus Christi

The emergence of Corpus Christi as a Christian feast didn't happen until the second half of the thirteenth century with the efforts of a nun called Juliana of Liège.

Since childhood, Juliana had been claiming that God had been telling her that there should be a feast day for the Eucharist and eventually she petitioned the Bishop of Liège. In those days bishops could order feasts in their local dioceses. The bishop agreed to the feast and convened a synod in 1246 and ordered that a celebration of Corpus Christi should be held annually.

The Corpus Christi celebration only started to become more widespread after both Juliana and the Bishop had died. In 1264 Pope Urban IV issued the papal bull Transiturus in which Corpus Christi was made a feast throughout the entire Latin Rite. He fixed it for Thursday after the “octave” of Pentecost when only designated celebrations or special feasts were blessed. This feast is celebrated on a Thursday in remembrance of the institution of the Eucharist (the last supper) which takes place on Maundy Thursday, the eve of Jesus’ death on the Cross.

Corpus Christi is primarily a Roman Catholic feast, but it is also acknowledged in the calendar of a few Anglican churches, most notably the Church of England. It is also celebrated by some Western Rite Orthodox Christians. Across many parts of medieval Europe, Corpus Christi was a popular time for the performance of mystery plays.

Along with Lent, Advent, Easter, Pentecost and Christmas, Roman Catholic Bishops have a duty to be present at their cathedrals on Corpus Christi.

The festival of Corpus Christi gives rise in many places to a procession, during which the priest carries the Eucharist, on display in a special receptacle (called “monstrance”), in the middle of the streets and squares that were once richly decked out with draperies and garlands. The Blessed Sacrament is sheltered under a canopy.


In Valencia, Spain, Corpus Christi is one of the major festivals. It was first celebrated in 1335 and continuously since 1372. Rich in symbolism and representations about the mystery of life, harking back to the mystery plays of the middle ages, the festival takes place on the streets of Valencia on the eighth Sunday after Easter Sunday.


In Seville, Spain, the festival is also known as the ‘Thursday that shines brighter than the sun.’


In Mexico, as in other Latin American countries, the celebration of Corpus Christi is carried out with various processions. It is customary for children to be dressed as "inditos" on this day. The costume consists of wearing a blanket camisole and a moustache painted with burnt cork. The girls wear a skirt, also called a chincuete, and both decorate their clothes with guaraches and baskets full of fruit or sweets.

The custom of Corpus Christi dates back to the first settlers, who on the days of the festival, arrived at the center of the city accompanied with their mules, adorned with flowers or colored fabrics, in turn, loaded merchandise to be sold to the population.

Translate this page