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Corpus Christi and other celebrations in June in Paraty

In June, Paraty revives with the celebration of Corpus Christi

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"Corpus Christi" is a Latin expression meaning "Body of Christ" and it is mobile festivity in the Catholic Church calendar: it is held on the first Thursday following the Holy Trinity Sunday that happens after Pentecost. For Catholics, this fest celebrates the real and substantial presence of Christ in the Eucharist.

The origin of the Solemnity of the Body and the Blood of Christ dates from the 13th century. In those days the Catholic Church felt the need to strengthen the real presence of Christ in the consecrated bread and therefore Pope Urbane IV established it on august 11th, 1264.

In many Brazilian cities it is customary to embellish the streets of the procession with lively coloured tapestries inspired in religious motifs. The festivity is a live tradition in Brazil, specially in historic cities like Paraty. On these days, towns dress up in ancient and traditional practices, decorated following old local customs.

The main element of the Corpus Christi is the procession. During these dates the cobble stone streets of the Historic Centre of Paraty are decorated with beautiful tapestries made of coloured sawdust, pigments, lime, flowers, coffee grains and other materials.

The drawings on the tapestries are elaborated with the images of Jesus, the chalice and other Eucharistic motifs. In Paraty, which has been declared National Historic Monument, the Corpus Christi celebration is held with firm liturgical observance.

 The religious commemorations of Corpus Christi in Paraty include, besides the Traditional Sawdust Tapestries, the celebration of the Holy Mass, at 5 pm, at the Church of our Lady of Rosary and Saint Benedict, from which, the procession though the Historic Centre leaves as soon as the Mass ends. You can ask for more detailed information at the Parish Office: Phone (24) 3371- 1467.

But June in Paraty does not finish in the Corpus Christi. There is a Shrimp Festival at Araújo Island. This festival was created by the fishermen community to raise funds for their celebration of their patrons, Saint Peter and Saint Paul, at the end of the month. It is also the end of the shrimp season and an excellent opportunity to enjoy local dishes such as Camarao Casadinho, Shrimp Strogonoff and traditional Bobó de Camarao.

Paraty Dance: The programme includes presentations of professional dance companies, workshops, shows and a dance contest.

Finally, from June 25th to July 4th is Saint Peter and Saint Paul?s Celebration at Araújo Island.

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