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Monday, July 18, 2011

Corpus Domini in Marta

 

 

Corpus Domini, which is also known as Corpus Christi is a Catholic feast day in honour of the Eucharist. It is an event which is celebrated all over Italy with Infiorate/flower displays on the streets made with petals, from fresh flowers where possible but augmented with paper ones.

Whilst Marta’s celebration of the event may not be one of the larger events that take place in Italy, it is still something that many people in our little town are proud to take part in.

I decided the best way to share this civic pride shown by our residents was to make a slideshow of the event we attended on June 26th. The slideshow shows the preparation of the route through the town and then follows the procession as it walks through the streets of Marta.  

Corpus Domini in Marta Slideshow

 

Uploaded by LindyLouMac on Jul 18, 2011

 

La Dolce Vita Ciao Christy

This is the second in a series which I hope to participate in from time to time, welcome to anyone who has called by from this new fun theme.

Religious graphic is with thanks to The Graphics Fairy

27 comments:

  1. It looks like it was an interesting day. I can just a bout cope with a slide show tho' it does get some hiccups along the way! Diane

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  2. Hello Lindy, What a lovely slide show; it depicts the dedication and thoughtfulness that the people of this town have for tradition. Thank you for sharing.

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  3. Loved the photos of the Corpus Christi parade, it is great how these tradition carry on through the ages. I have just been looking at a blog (Spitalfieldslife.com) showing an Italian Parade in Clerkenwell London the other day......It has been held for the past 126 years!

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  4. It's always very interesting for me to find out some details that I never would have learned if I didn't have a blogger friend in Italy :)

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  5. Such a hard job to keep all those petals fresh! And naughty you to reveal that they could be paper petals! :-)
    You have some lovely traditions in your pretty little village!

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  6. The Italians are so good at that sort of thing.

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  7. Thank you for sharing the photos. It looks like a very nice celebration in a wonderful town.

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  8. Hi Linda. What a pretty little town, and how lovely that all the flowers were laid right down the road like that. I loved the little girl in pink with the pink wings! How sweet. Looks like a lovely day.

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  9. Looks like a heartfelt celebration!

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  10. OMG this is so fasanating thank you so much for the sideshow I loved it I have heard of the Corpus Christi parade and I am just so happy you have shared it with us......

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  11. Hello Lindyloumac! Hayes shared your link with me on Goodreads this morning. I experienced the Feast of Corpus Christi (Frohe Leichnam) in southern Germany this year. Unfortunately, we missed the processional, but the lanes in the pedestrian zone were still decorated with flowers.

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  12. This is an interesting reading and I look forward to reading more. Hope you are having a good week ahead :)

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  13. Lindy, these are such wonderful photos! I especially love the flowers aligned in the middle of the street as well as the red and white robes. Very festive!

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  14. Thank you so much for the beautiful slideshow!

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  15. Greetings to Linda , and David,Have been enjoying your blog again , with my son Glenn ,who is my technical advisor for all things , especially the computer . He has been here for ten days holiday, we have been very busy doing lots around the garden , and house . Also we have had some nice trips " up island . Linda , did you ever receive my condolences for the loss of your Mother ? A hard time for you . We wish you both a happy summer . Affectionately , Joyce , and Glenn .

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  16. I truly enjoyed your slideshow, dear Linda, and liked Marta as well!

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  17. First time here...
    Enjoyed Antonio's music!
    xoxo~kathy @
    Sweet Up-North Mornings...

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  18. Dear Lindy, thank you for the opportunity to visit your place and be a witness of this event. It's very interesting to be present in your town in such a festive day.

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  19. I so enjoy your coverage of these events, experiencing them almost as if I was there. The fresh flowers in the street are so festive and I love how everyone performs their duties with such respect and pride. Thank you for another wonderful visit!

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  20. Thank you very much for your well wishes while I was sick!
    Duncan In Kuantan

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  21. I've never heard of this before! I love it. I wish we did something like this in New Orleans. How beautiful to see the streets like that!

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  22. Wow, this is absolutely gorgeous! I would of loved to see this in person. GRAZIE MILLE for sharing! love, Christy

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  23. What a wonderful slide show, LindyLou! Thanks for sharing.

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  24. Hi, This is my first time stopping by. I came to your charming blog from The Venice Experience. What a Brilliant slideshow!

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  25. Beautiful slide show of the Corpus Domini in Marta :) The town is lovely too. Happy weekend ahead.

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  26. It's wonderful to see people of all ages taking part in this celebration.

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