Corpus Christi celebrations: Event Schedule

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Corpus Christi Festival: a deep-rooted, colourful tradition

 

Yet again this year, Valencia is going all out to celebrate Corpus Christi, one of the city's most deeply rooted traditions, in which paganism and religion combine to offer the faithful, tourists and the curious a unique cultural event.

The “Amics del Corpus València” association has prepared a special program so that anyone who is interested can join in this festivity.

Take part in the Transfer of the Floats - monumental and spectacular ancient carts, traditional of the Valencian Corpus, which are transported from the Museo de las Rocas to Plaza de la Virgen by decked out horses - and dance to the tune of the dance of the Moma -which symbolizes the struggle between virtue and the seven deadly sins - and of the Giants and Giant Heads.

Join the Banquet Parade, symbolic of the invitation the juries of Valencia sent to officials and townsfolk to attend the Corpus Procession, refresh yourself in the mythical poalà water fight, and enjoy the other activities scheduled to celebrate the fiesta grossa (big party).

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Here's the schedule!


Thursday, May 30

8:00 p.m. — Eucharist and proclamation of the Corpus in the Church of the Patriarch.


Friday, May 31

8:00 p.m. “Transfer of the Floats”, from Alameditas de Serranos to Plaza de la Virgen.

11:30 p.m. “Night of albades (songs)”, with stops at the Archbishop's Palace, the door of the House of Floats and the Floats on display in Plaza de la Virgen.

Corpus Christi València

 


Saturday, June 1

12:00 p.m. ​In the streets of Cabillers and Avellanas, traditional “Pendja de poals” (Hanging of the buckets) from the balconies to “attack” the soldiers of King Herod in the Banquet Parade the next day, one of the most fun-filled moments of the Corpus festivities.

Corpus Christi València

 

6:00 p.m.On the stage of the Plaza de la Virgen, ‘Representation of the mysteries’. This year by the students of the school: Ntra. Sra del Pilar. Marianistas de Valencia who will represent the mysteries, Misteri de Sant Cristofol and the Misteri de Adam i Eva.

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7:30 p.m. Concert dedicated to the Corpus.

11:00 p.m. Extraordinary concert of the Municipal Band of Valencia in Plaza de la Virgen. The band will play typical pieces from the festival, including the symphonic poem "Es chopà hasta la moma", by Salvador Giner, based on a poem in Valencian by Luís Cebrián Mezquita, which describes the Solemn Procession of the Corpus as it passed through the streets of Valencia on June 9, 1746, when a great storm was unleashed.

12:00 a.m. Night of Partying”, parade by Carrera Font de Sant Lluis Musical Group, in the opposite direction as the procession, with music by the band and with the necessary stops to present prizes for decorated Store Windows, Balconies and Facades.

 


Sunday, June 2

10:30 a.m. Solemn Pontifical Mass in the Cathedral. At the end, at the Hierros Gate, handing out of blessed bread to the faithful leaving the Eucharistic Celebration, in memory of an ancient tradition.

12:00 p.m..​ Banquet Parade.

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2:00 p.m. Mascletà (Fireworks) in the Plaza del Ayuntamiento by José Manuel Crespo, from Pirotecnia Valenciana. 

Mascletà Fallas

 

4:30 p.m. Transfer of the Rocks in the traditional parade of the ‘Paso de las Rocas’, from the Plaza de la Virgen to return to the Casa de las Rocas. 

rocas corpus

 

7:00 P.M. Solemn Procession, embodying biblical and traditional characters. It will leave the Cathedral through the door of the Apostles, and continue via Plaza de la Virgen, then Cavallers, Tossal, Bosseria, Mercat, Maria Cristina i Sant Vicent, Lluís Vives, Mar, Avellanes, and Palau streets, and Plaza de l'Almoina to the cathedral.

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Wednesday, June 5

7:30 p.m. Corpus Dances in San Miguel de los Reyes.

caballets

Don't miss this celebration of great cultural symbolism, where Catholic and festive customs combine to offer the public a unique celebration.

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Details

  • Event dates
  • From:

    30-05-2024

  • To:

    05-06-2024

  • Adapted to reduced mobility
20 Thu
30º 20º

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