Corpus Christi in GranadaCorpus Christi is, the most important festive day in Granada.There are, also, some flamenco and regional music performanc.es in “casetas” (huge tents) in the fairground and in the city center During a week, there are all kind of celebrations and activities all around the town: puppet shows and activities for children, bullfighting, processions, balcony decorations, competitions, exhibitions, etc… During Corpus Christi in Granada, bullfights with horseback lancers are held. A week before this, Carocas (a traditional satirical competition) are placed around the Plaza Bib Rambla, near the Cathedral, for the people to read and comment on. They are also published in the local press
When?The celebrations are in June. But, in 2016, Corpus Christi in Granada will be held from 21 May to 26 May. 25 of May – The Tarasque; 26 of May – Corpus Christi. You can find the exact date on which the Thursday of Corpus Christi falls by counting 60 days from Easter Monday.
Las procesiones del Corpus ChristiTwo major processions take place in Granada during the feast. The first is the Tarasca (Tarasque), of pagan origin, which leads out on the Wednesday. In this procession, a figure of a woman on a dragon, accompanied by giants and other characters wearing big papier maché heads, walks through the streets of Granada. www.granadadirect.com