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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Corpus Christi in San Jose, 2012

Corpus Christi is a smaller affair in San Jose (Breña Baja) than in Mazo, but it’s still beautiful. San Jose always celebrates Corpus Christi on the Sunday after Mazo’s celebration. Since the whole thing takes out on a flat, tarmaced street, the tradition is to make carpets of coloured salt, with the altars being much more modest. In recent years, many of the carpets are made from seeds and petals,…

June 10, 2012
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Corpus Christi 2012

Oops. Corpus Christi is this weekend, and the archways and carpets are already on display in Mazo. Do go and see it. It’s spectacular. Here are a few photos from this year. For an explanation of all this, see Corpus Christi in Mazo Tomorrow there will be salt carpets in San Jose.

June 9, 2012
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