Corpus Christi around the world in 2020

  How long until Corpus Christi?
This holiday next takes place in 242 days.
  Dates of Corpus Christi around the world
2021 Various Jun 3
AustriaThu, Jun 3National Holiday
BoliviaThu, Jun 3National Holiday
BrazilThu, Jun 3National Holiday
ColombiaThu, Jun 3National 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
2018 Various May 31, Jun 4
AustriaThu, May 31National Holiday
BoliviaThu, May 31National Holiday
BrazilThu, May 31National Holiday
ColombiaThu, May 31National Holiday
CroatiaThu, May 31National Holiday
Dominican RepublicThu, May 31National Holiday
East TimorThu, May 31National Holiday
Equatorial GuineaThu, May 31National Holiday
Germany May 31
Baden-WürttembergThu, May 31Regional Holiday
BavariaThu, May 31Regional Holiday
HesseThu, May 31Regional Holiday
North Rhine-WestphaliaThu, May 31Regional Holiday
Rhineland-PalatinateThu, May 31Regional Holiday
SaarlandThu, May 31Regional Holiday
GrenadaThu, May 31National Holiday
HaitiThu, May 31National Holiday
LiechtensteinThu, May 31National Holiday
MonacoThu, May 31National Holiday
PolandThu, May 31National Holiday
PortugalThu, May 31National Holiday
Saint LuciaThu, May 31National Holiday
San MarinoThu, May 31National Holiday
SeychellesThu, May 31National Holiday
SpainThu, May 31Regional Holiday
Switzerland May 31
AargauThu, May 31Regional Holiday
Appenzell InnerrhodenThu, May 31Regional Holiday
FribourgThu, May 31Regional Holiday
JuraThu, May 31Regional Holiday
LucerneThu, May 31Regional Holiday
NidwaldenThu, May 31Regional Holiday
ObwaldenThu, May 31Regional Holiday
TicinoThu, May 31Regional Holiday
UriThu, May 31Regional Holiday
ValaisThu, May 31Regional Holiday
ZugThu, May 31Regional Holiday
Trinidad and TobagoThu, May 31National Holiday
VenezuelaMon, Jun 4Not A Public Holiday
2017 Various Jun 15, Jun 19
AustriaThu, Jun 15National Holiday
BoliviaThu, Jun 15National Holiday
BrazilThu, Jun 15National Holiday
ColombiaMon, Jun 19National Holiday
CroatiaThu, Jun 15National Holiday
Dominican RepublicThu, Jun 15National Holiday
Germany Jun 15
Baden-WürttembergThu, Jun 15Regional Holiday
BavariaThu, Jun 15Regional Holiday
HesseThu, Jun 15Regional Holiday
North Rhine-WestphaliaThu, Jun 15Regional Holiday
Rhineland-PalatinateThu, Jun 15Regional Holiday
SaarlandThu, Jun 15Regional Holiday
GrenadaThu, Jun 15National Holiday
LiechtensteinThu, Jun 15National Holiday
MonacoThu, Jun 15National Holiday
PolandThu, Jun 15National Holiday
PortugalThu, Jun 15National Holiday
Saint LuciaThu, Jun 15National Holiday
SpainThu, Jun 15Regional Holiday
Switzerland Jun 15
AargauThu, Jun 15Regional Holiday
Appenzell InnerrhodenThu, Jun 15Regional Holiday
FribourgThu, Jun 15Regional Holiday
JuraThu, Jun 15Regional Holiday
LucerneThu, Jun 15Regional Holiday
NidwaldenThu, Jun 15Regional Holiday
ObwaldenThu, Jun 15Regional Holiday
TicinoThu, Jun 15Regional Holiday
UriThu, Jun 15Regional Holiday
ValaisThu, Jun 15Regional Holiday
ZugThu, Jun 15Regional Holiday
Trinidad and TobagoThu, Jun 15National Holiday
VenezuelaMon, Jun 19Not A Public Holiday
  Summary
The Feast of Corpus Christi is a Catholic festival celebrated on the second Thursday after Whitsun
  Which countries observe Corpus Christi in 2020?
Austria  AustriaJun 11National Holiday
Bolivia  BoliviaJun 11National Holiday
Brazil  BrazilJun 11National Holiday
Colombia  ColombiaJun 15National Holiday
Croatia  CroatiaJun 11National Holiday
Dominican Republic  Dominican RepublicJun 11National Holiday
East Timor  East TimorJun 11National Holiday
Equatorial Guinea  Equatorial GuineaJun 11National Holiday
Germany  GermanyJun 11Regional Holiday
Grenada  GrenadaJun 11National Holiday
Haiti  HaitiJun 11National Holiday
Liechtenstein  LiechtensteinJun 11National Holiday
Monaco  MonacoJun 11National Holiday
Poland  PolandJun 11National Holiday
Portugal  PortugalJun 11National Holiday
Saint Lucia  Saint LuciaJun 11National Holiday
San Marino  San MarinoJun 11National Holiday
Seychelles  SeychellesJun 11National Holiday
Spain  SpainJun 11Regional Holiday
Switzerland  SwitzerlandJun 11Regional Holiday
Trinidad and Tobago  Trinidad and TobagoJun 11National Holiday
Venezuela  VenezuelaJun 15Not 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.

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.

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.

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