Corpus Christi in Switzerland in 2020

  How long until Corpus Christi?
This holiday next takes place in 240 days.
  Dates of Corpus Christi in Switzerland
2021 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
2020 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
2019 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
2018 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
2017 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
The Feast of Corpus Christi is a Catholic festival celebrated on the second Thursday after Whitsun
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Aargau  AargauJun 11Regional Holiday
Appenzell Innerrhoden  Appenzell InnerrhodenJun 11Regional Holiday
Fribourg  FribourgJun 11Regional Holiday
Jura  JuraJun 11Regional Holiday
Lucerne  LucerneJun 11Regional Holiday
Nidwalden  NidwaldenJun 11Regional Holiday
Obwalden  ObwaldenJun 11Regional Holiday
Ticino  TicinoJun 11Regional Holiday
Uri  UriJun 11Regional Holiday
Valais  ValaisJun 11Regional Holiday
Zug  ZugJun 11Regional Holiday

Corpus Christi in Switzerland

In Switzerland, this is a regional holiday in Aargau, Appenzell Innerrhoden, Fribourg, Jura, Lucerne, Nidwalden, Obwalden, Ticino, Uri, Valais and Zug.

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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