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Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi 2022, 2023 and 2024

In Bolivia, not only is Corpus Christi a national holiday, but it is celebrated with a fervour that is eclipsed only by that of Christmas and Easter. Most people in the country will be off work and school to allow them time to take part in the observances.

YearDateDayHoliday
202216 JunThuCorpus Christi
20238 JunThuCorpus Christi
202430 MayThuCorpus Christi
Please scroll down to end of page for previous years' dates.

Though originally begun by Belgian nun named Juliana of Liege and then instituted by Pope Urban IV in the 13th Century, it was Thomas Aquinas who contributed many of the rituals that now typify Corpus Christi Day masses the world round. For example, Aquinas’ hymns are often sung on this day.

After mass, each town generally puts on one or more religious street processions meant to honour the holy Eucharist. In Santa Cruz, a mega-mass is held in massive Tahuichi Stadium, while in more rural areas of Bolivia, priests bless people’s personal belongings. Native American cultural elements may be intermixed with Catholic traditions.

Previous Years

YearDateDayHoliday
20213 JunThuCorpus Christi
202011 JunThuCorpus Christi
201920 JunThuCorpus Christi
201831 MayThuCorpus Christi
201715 JunThuCorpus Christi