Corpus Christi

Oil painting of Parishioners outside Catholic Cathedral

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Celebration\ Observance

It is celebrated by a big feast with the family. Mystery plays have become a popular attendance during this holiday as well.


It started in the second half of the 13th century in Europe when nun called Juliana of Li├Ęge said that she had been hearing God telling her to make a feast day for the Eucharist. Eventually she got the holiday granted, but it didn't take until after her death.

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