Feast of the Corpus 2.017
The Corpus fair is the biggest festival of the city. Every year, it begins on a Saturday at midnight with the alumbrao, lit from the thousands of bulbs on the cover, and ends the following Saturday with a fireworks show.
With more than five hundred years of antiquity , these celebrations of Corpus were realized for the first time under real mandate. They are part of the most joyful traditions that the city preserves and throughout its history have served as parentheses in the daily life of the Granada, promoting a journey of healthy coexistence and fun.
Granada dresses in Corpus these days where a full range of cultural events share the time with the ornate huts and the swift swings of the fair.
The fair is usually in the month of June but does not have a specific date, depends on the Holy Week. The way to know the beginning of the Corpus is to count 60 days from Easter Monday, the first Monday after Resurrection Sunday, and give us Thursday Corpus Christi, the big day of this week
The fair atmosphere can be enjoyed both day and night. Strolling the elegant horse-drawn carriages dressed in typical regional costumes, the Flemish atmosphere, the stalls and all their decorations cared for the smallest detail.
In the fair of Granada, unlike others, the public houses are interspersed with the private ones so that the visitor can freely access each one of them.
During the week that lasts the fair it is necessary to emphasize 2 processions that cross the main streets of the city:
Every Wednesday at the fair, mid-morning, Tarasca, a mannequin who wears clothes that will be in fashion the following season, wanders around the city on the back of a fierce dragon that seems to be lying at his feet. Thus the best kept secret, until its departure, is the suit that will look that day. The Tarascan , it can be said, is the pagan counterpoint to the religious festival.
The great festival of Granada is organized around Thursday, leaving Corpus Christi, day in which the whole city crowds the streets to contemplate the procession of the Holy Sacrament of the altar. On Sunday of the week following the feast of the Corpus, a small procession is celebrated around the Cathedral, the so-called Octave of the Corpus.
Check the activities of Corpus 2017 in the following link