Corpus Christi Day - Fête Dieu - Fronleichnam

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Corpus Christi Day - Fête Dieu - Fronleichnam :smile:


Does that ring a bell with anybody?


It is a feast celebrated by Catholics - mostly in Europe, I think.


This feast is always on a Thursday.


But in countries where this day is not a public holiday, it is celebrated on the Sunday following that Thursday.


In other words: Today! :smile:




So now I am just curious whether you know this feast in the US also - or wherever you live.
 

remainsilly

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Nope.

Corpus Christi is in Texas, along Gulf of Mexico coast.
Also, nope.

US has separation of church & state.
Plus less dominant Roman Catholicism, many areas.
So many European-celebrated Saint/etc. holidays are not observed same way.
Or @ all.
 

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It's a public holiday in Brasil, as many Catholic holidays still are.

Fine! :smile:

Today I have found a list of those countries, where this day is a public holiday.


Here it is now:



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corpus_Christi_(feast)