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Corpus Christi 2019 Barcelona

L'ou com Balla - dancing eggs

Corpus Christi dates: 21st to 23rd June 2019
Location: Various locations Barcelona
Program: PDF Corpus program 2019 

Corpus Christi Barcelona 2019. Festivitat del Corpus Christi. The date of el día del Corpus Christi is on 21st to 23rd June 2019

Corpus Christi is Latin for Body of Christ and is a Catholic festival to honour the Eucharist. The date of Corpus Christi Barcelona changes every year.

The Corpus Christi festival is one of Barcelona´s oldest celebrations and have taken place in Barcelona since the year 1320


The Corpus Christi processions in Barcelona on Sunday 23 June 2019 from 7:00 pm

The Corpus Christi giant's dance procession is called Seguici popular de Barcelona i ball dels gegants de Corpus.

The Corpus Christi processions feature traditional figures like giants (gegants) and the Barcelona animal legend figures of the Eagle, Lion, Dragon, Ox and other beasts, as well as traditional Catalan music ensembles.

The giant's ball or dance procession route is at 7pm on Sunday 23 June 2019 on Plaça de Sant Jaume in gothic area,  then goes Carrer del Bisbe to finish at Plaça Nova by Barcelona Cathedral.   

The Corpus procession called Processó de Corpus Christi starts at 7pm on Sunday 3rd June from Avinguda de la Catedral in front of Barcelona's 'La Seu' cathedral and then goes to Plaça Nova, Carrer dels Arcs, Portal de l'Àngel, Carrer Comtal, Via Laietana, and Carrer de Joaquim Pou before finishing back at Barcelona cathedral. 

Dancing Egg Barcelona - l'ou com balla

A wonderful Corpus Christi tradition in Barcelona is to make an egg dance on a jet of water on the prettiest fountains in the city.

The fountains are beautifully decorated with flowers. No-one quite knows when or how this tradition started, but it has been part of Corpus Christi in Barcelona since 1637.

It is called l'ou com balla in the Catalan language, which means the 'dancing egg.'  You can see dancing eggs in about 15 places in Barcelona from 10am to 8pm at cloister fountains, patios and gardens of public and private buildings during Corpus Christi.

Dancing Egg locations Barcelona

The 'dancing egg' locations are usually at the Reial Acadèmia de Bones Lletres, the Poble Espanyol Spanish village on Montjuic hill, the Museo Frederic Marès in the gothic area, the 'Arxiu de la Corona d'Aragó,'  the 'Palau del Lloctinent' in Plaça del Rei in the gothic area, the Arxiu Històric de la ciutat in the old 'Casa de l'Ardiaca,'  the cloisters of Barcelona cathedral La Seu, the Ateneu Barcelonès in the gothic area, at the cloisters of the Santa Ana church and at the Pedralbes monastery

In the Les Corts area of Barcelona you can see a traditional Corpus Christi flower carpet - catifa de flors -on the Plaça Concòrdia - or to see many flower carpets visit Sitges just south of Barcelona on Sunday 23 June 2019 for the Sitges flower carpet festival 

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Corpus Christi 2019 Barcelona
21.06.2019 - 23.06.2019
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