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Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi 2021, 2022 and 2023

Corpus Christi Day in Dominican Republic comes sixty days after Easter – or the first Thursday after Trinity Sunday. A fuller, more elaborate name for this public holiday is “The Feast of the Most Holy Body of Christ”.

YearDateDayHoliday
20213 JunThuCorpus Christi
202216 JunThuCorpus Christi
20238 JunThuCorpus Christi
202430 MayThuCorpus Christi
Please scroll down to end of page for previous years' dates.

The basis of the holiday is to commemorate the institution of holy communion at the Last Supper by Jesus Christ.

According to the Bible, Jesus broke the bread of Passover and said, “This is my body”. He also took the cup of wine and said, “This is my blood”. Catholics take these expressions literally rather than metaphorically. Thus, Corpus Christi celebrates the doctrine of “transubstantiation”, which says participants in the mass partake of the actual body and blood of Jesus.

In Dominican Republic, Corpus Christi is an off-work day. There are two masses held in most Catholic churches, and the church buildings are profusely decorated with flowers on this day. After mass, there will be processions in some towns where the communion bread is parades through the streets and proclaimed to be Christ’s holy body.

Previous Years

YearDateDayHoliday
202011 JunThuCorpus Christi
201920 JunThuCorpus Christi
201831 MayThuCorpus Christi
201715 JunThuCorpus Christi