Another amazing fiesta in Sitges is Corpus Christi in June. The exact dates change every year. During this weekend Sitges streets are covered by carpets of flowers which are arranged overnight thanks to the hard work of the inhabitants. The neighbours participation includes everyone, from children to older people and they all work restlessly while chatting and having fun at the same time.
The preparatory work last for a few days. After the artists have painted in the street floor the drawings that have to be eventually filled with flowers, the neighbours open the hundreds of boxes containing the flowers and then they prepare the petals that have to fill the drawings. Last year 150.000 carnations have been used to create these incredible carpets! The result is breath taking!
The flowers are on display just for a weekend and by Monday morning the street are cleaned. These carpets surround the streets around Casita Sitges so if you spend your holidays in our lovely attic you will literally walk thru flowers to get home :-).
Corpus Christi is one of the many amazing fiestas in Sitges. In this case we like it particularly for the spectacular flower arrangements and for the spirit of collaboration and active involvement of the entire Sitges community.
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