Sitges will be celebrating the Corpus Christi festival in the same style as before the pandemic. The programme of events shows the emblematic flower festival will once again be celebrated in its full splendour, after the restrictions of the last two years due to the pandemic.
Floral ‘carpet’ displays, traditional processions, carnations and complementary activities fill the agenda for the weekend of 17-19 June, with other events lasting eight more days.
On Sunday 18 June the streets in the centre of town will be full of flowers. From 7am (in some cases, before), local residents will start creating the floral ‘carpets’. In the afternoon, the procession will go along the following routes: the ‘Baluard’ of the church, Mirador Miquel Utrillo, Racó de la Calma, Fonollar, Sant Joan, Davallada, Barcelona, Santiago Rusiñol, Jesús, Cap de la Vila, Parellades, Bonaire, Passeig de la Ribera, Sant Pau, then Parellades and Cap de la Vila again, Major, the Plaça de l’Ajuntament – and finally again, the ‘Baluard’. The procession will also be broadcast on Canal Blau.
The traditional Corpus Christi ‘dragon’ will be the protagonist in the Cap de la Vila, on the occasion of its centenary.
During the presentation of the programme held on Wednesday at the Mercat Vell, the Director General of Popular Culture of the Catalan government, Adelaida Moya, announced that the Corpus of Sitges will be declared a Traditional Festival of National Interest in 2023.
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