Atina Val Di Comino Italy

The Feast of Corpus Domini or Infiorata Flower Festival

The feast of Corpus Domini is held on the Sunday nine weeks after Easter. This festival is a real cultural community event where local people come together to create colourful decorative carpets to adorn the streets and squares of Atina. These designs are made using flowers and brightly coloured wood chippings.

Photos of Atina’s Corpus Domini Festival

Design Pattern forCorpus Domini Flower Festival in Atina Italy
Design Pattern forCorpus Domini Flower Festival in Atina Italy
Design Pattern for Corpus Domini Flower Festival in Atina Italy
Design for Corpus Domini Flower Festival in Atina Italy
Design Pattern for Corpus Domini Flower Festival in Atina Italy
Corpus Domini Flower Festival in Atina Italy
Feast of Corpus Domini Flower Festival in Atina Italy
Corpus Domini Infiorata 2017 Atina Italia
Corpus Domini Piazza Veroli Atina Italia
Feast of Corpus Domini Infiorata in Atina Italy
Feast of Corpus Domini in Atina Italy
Piazza Marconi Corpus Domini Festival in Atina Italy
Cathedral Banner on the Cathedral on a Feast Day in Atina Italy
Corpus Domini Infiorata 2017 in Atina Italy
Infiorata Palazzo della Prepositura Atina Italia
Infiorata Atina Italia
Corpus Domini Flower Feast Day Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta in Atina Italy
Festa di Corpus Domini Infiorata Atina Italia

Several special altars are set up at strategic points along the route of the planned procession, the main one being sited in the doorway of the old cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta. Apartment dwellers, along the way, drape silk banners and beautiful lace trimmed linens from their windows and balconies.

Feast of Corpus Domini in Atina Italy
Feast of Corpus Domini Infiorata in Atina Italy
Altar Feast of Corpus Domini in Atina Italy
Altar Feast of Corpus Domini in Atina Italy
Feast of Corpus Domini in Atina Italy
Palazzo Ducale Corpus Domini Atina Italia
Feast of Corpus Domini Infiorata in Atina Italy
Street Decoration For Feast of Corpus Domini in Atina Italy
Altar Feast of Corpus Domini in Atina Italy
Corpus Domini Infiorata 2017 in Atina Italy
Corpus Domini Flower Festival 2017 in Atina Italy

The Corpus Domini Procession

For the solemn religious procession of the blessed sacrament, the parish priest wears an ornately embroidered wrap around  his shoulders. He uses this to hold the “monstrance” displaying the holy consecrated host which represents the blessed body of Christ.  Four proud staff bearers support a decorative canopy aloft, flanked by several dignitaries and cassocked youths carrying a crucifix and lanterns. The town band follows behind and many townsfolk join in the parade along the way. The procession slowly winds its way through various quarters of Atina.  At each of the special altars the priest offers prayers and blesses each of the districts.

Arco Corpus Domini Atina Italia
Altar Feast of Corpus Domini in Atina Italy
Convent of San Francesco in Atina Italy
Procession Feast of Corpus Domini in Atina Italia
Feast Corpus Domini in Atina Itay
Feast of Corpus Domini in Atina Italia
Town Band of Atina in Italy

When the procession arrives back to the piazza in front of the old cathedral, more prayers are offered and then the cathedral bells begin to joyfully ring out.  Finally a Benediction takes place in the cathedral to conclude the day’s celebrations.

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