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Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi or also called the Feast of Corpus Christi is celebrated on the Thursday after Trinity Sunday each year. Portugal calls this day Dia de Corpo de Dues. The day celebrates the real presence of the body and blood of Jesus Christ, the Eucharist.

Celebration\ Observance

Many will attend church and accept Eucharist from the priest at the end of the ceremony. Some areas have outdoor processions with Priests and first time recievers of communion in honor of this day.

History

The word Corpus Christi is latin for the Body of Christ. The day commemorates the Last Supper the day before Christ's crucifixion according to the Bible.

Yearly Calendars

Provides calendars for the calendar year for Portugal.


Holiday Dates for the Year

Provides the dates for holidays for the calendar year for Portugal.


Holiday Countdown for the Year

For a count of the number of days for upcoming and past holiday dates for the calendar year for Portugal.


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