Sitges Events Calendar 2016
|Sitges Flower Carpet Festival 2016
|Concurso de Alfombras de Flores Sitges
|Event date: Sunday 29 May 2016
Event location: Streets of Sitges Corpus Christi Flower Carpet Festival - Sitges 2016. Festividad de Corpus. "Corpus Christi" which is Latin for Body of Christ, is a Catholic festival to honour the Eucharist. The date of Corpus Christi changes every year and falls 60 days after Easter Sunday. It is from the 26th May in 2016 - the Thursday after Trinity Sunday "Día del Corpus" until the Sunday after Trinity Sunday - 29th May 2016. In Sitges part of the celebrations is the Corpus Christi Festival Flower Carpet Festival on the last day of Corpus Christi. This is a beautiful traditional flower carpet competition called "Concurso de Alfombras de Flores" and sometimes also called "Arte Floral del Corpus Christi,"
Residents of Sitges start early in the morning and make 30 lovely patterned street carpets using flowers petals and seeds. The flower carpets called "catifes de flors" in Catalan and they cover almost all of the narrow streets of Sitges and some of the plazas. This Sitges event has been declared a Spanish "Fiesta de Interés Turístico Nacional." Other hightlights are the clove fair, called "mostra de clavells" in Catalan, with over 2000 flower pots and over 100 types of cloves. > See map of streets with flower carpets in Sitges 2016 Flower Festival