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Sunday, 25 May 2008

Festa del Corpus Domini



Today in the Christian calendar is Corpus Domini, don’t ask me why. Don’t worry, we haven’t turned religious all of a sudden, but a display of flowers was promised in Santo Stefano. And it did not disappoint! All the streets of the centro storico, the historical centre, were covered in flower petals which were arranged into artful pictures. It was quite an impressive display. They must have started picking several kilos of flower heads yesterday and laid it out over night. The base was grass clippings, which made it obviously slightly easier, but all in all about a kilometer of street was covered in flower petals. There was a procession over it and the head priest got the largest umbrella as it was drizzling a bit. He had 6 people carrying it for him. Well I’m not much of a religious man, but I did like the effort that went into this lovely flower arrangement.