Corpus Christi 2018: San Jose

June 3, 2018

San Jose also has decorative carpets for Corpus Christi, put they’re not created until Saturday night, ready for the Sunday procession. Like Mazo, different groups each do their own carpet. Unlike Mazo, most of the carpets are made with coloured salts. The result looks very different. Like a lot of the local fiestas, it’s all much more atmospheric at night. This year they had live music to entertain the workers….

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Corpus Christi 2018

Detail of a Corpus Christi archway, Mazo, La Palma island
May 31, 2018

It’s Corpus Christi. Mazo put up the archways last night, and they’ll stay up until Sunday night. The special mass will be at 11:30 on Sunday with the procession afterwards. This year for a change, I’m posting phtoos of just one archway, the one by the distract of La Rosa. You can see the whole arechway above, and lots of details below. I hope it give an idea of just…

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Corpus Christi tomorrow

June 14, 2017

  Tomorrow is Corpus Christi in Mazo. That is, they’ll be making the archways and carpets tonight, and most people will go and see them tomorrow, but they’ll stay up until Sunday night. Also on Sunday they’ll hold a special mass in the church at 11:30 followed by a procession around the archways. The full program is here (in Spanish). If you miss this, you can see some examples from…

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The Red House in Mazo

November 14, 2016

The Red House, Mazo La Palma’s embroidery museum is upstairs in the Red House in Mazo.  Downstairs is a museum about the fiesta of Corpus Christi in Mazo. If you’re on La Palma for June 4th next year, for goodness’ sake go and see the archways. If not, I strongly recommend the museum. Some of the things used to make the Corpus Christi archways, and a block for chopping them…

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Corpus Christi in San Jose

May 28, 2016

The village of San José celebrates Corpus Christi on the Sunday after Mazo. Traditionally, the carpets are made out of dyed sea-salt, although lately some groups use petals, leaves and seeds as the do in Mazo. This was my favourite carpet in 2014, although it’s hard to chose. The carpets stay there until Sunday night. This means that the main street is closed to traffic, but the one way street…

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Corpus Christi 2014

Catholics all over the world celebrate Corpus Christi, but in Mazo each district of the municipality makes an wonderful archway with a carpet and a little altar decorated with petals, leaves and seeds. The archways go up overnight from Wednesday to Thursday, and stay up until Sunday. You can read more about this and see archways from previous years here.

June 19, 2014
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