Corpus Christi in Sitges

Dsc02872The town of Sitges celebrates Corpus Chisti every year with style! Sections of the major streets are closed to traffic for at least 24 hours.

Then intricate templates are drawn on the road. Neighbours from each street gather into the small hours plucking the petals off Carnation flowers. These petals are then placed on the patterns on the road.

The transformation is amazing. It has to be seen to be believed.I have uploaded an entire photo gallery to Flickr so you can see the before, during and after shots.

The kids get a great kick out of following the giants up the street. The usual mayhem ensues as there is a fight to grab that one last flower petal!