Sitges will live a different Corpus this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. From this Monday to Sunday, June 14, the town begins to breathe this holiday with streets adorned with a variety of natural flowers on the balconies and facades, and also with crafts created by the residents.
The Corpus Commission and the Department of Traditions and Festivals have worked to complete a proposal with virtual and face-to-face activities to "keep the spirit alive despite the suspension of the festival, as it is commonly known and celebrated," as he explains. the Councilor for Traditions and Festivals, David Martínez. The Commission has also been decorating the street sections of the procession route since Monday with a magnificent damask -designed by Miquel Marzal-, banners with various iconic images of this festival.
The Corpus Christi festival is a deeply rooted and participatory tradition in Sitges and the situation caused by the Covid-19 has encouraged for weeks the neighborhood of several streets in the town to work together with the aim of making Corpus decorations, in full boundless.
The main events of the program will take place on Sunday, June 14. During the morning a carpet will be made in front of the Parish of Sant Bartomeu and Santa Tecla. In the afternoon, the Solemn Mass will take place and at the end of the Eucharistic celebration, a small Corpus Christi Procession will begin inside the church. At one point in the Procession, the rector with custody will go out to the Baluard to step on the carpet and say the prayer that is usually said at Cap de la Vila. To ensure security, this event will be broadcast live on Canal Blau TV.
The Sitges City Council and the Corpus Commission are asking the public to respect the security measures decreed by the health authorities, wearing the mask and keeping a safe distance from face-to-face events.
Due to the Covid-19, this year it will not be possible to hold the traditional procession with the children of the first communion, nor will the giants, the cattle and the dance of La Moixiganga parade.