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Corpus Christi, Toledo, 2022

Posted on by royvickery |

Toledo, Spain, is famous for its Corpus Christi celebrations which take place for several days, and culminate in a lengthy procession on the Feast of Corpus Christi, 16 June in 2022.

The city is abundantly decorated with flowers and swags of box twigs, Buxus sempervirens (see Box under Material Collected on this website), the streets are strewn with wild thyme, Thymus sp.,  and rose, Rosa cv., petals are scattered from balconies as the Blessed Sacrament passes.

Images:  upper the Blessed Sacrament being carried in the procession; lower, flower arrangement by the Asociación de Floristas de la Provincia de Toledo, outside the cathedral.

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