Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Corpus Sitges Flower Carpet Festival!

So, when I was in Sitges this weekend, there was an event going on and it was pretty spectacular!

They had been laying out/building “flower carpets” all over town! Yes, streets filled with flowers petals, grass and seeds in different patterns. I have never seen anything like it, but apparently it’s a Catholic tradition also done in other Spanish cities.


It’s called the Festival de Corpus, “Corpus Cristi”, body of Christ, and they call it “alfombras de flores” which means flower carpets. It’s celebrated each year 60 days after Easter.







Apart from the flower carpets, there was a “Fira de Corpus,” a fair with stands filled up with lovely artesan products of all kinds.






Champagne o'clock, Vanisha? Always!

Chocolate lover? Then you need to try Coca de Chocolate, yum yum!!
I love bumping into things like this, and how would I learn about "flower carpets" if not? 
Have you ever seen a flower carpet?

12 comments:

  1. Wow, wonderful works of art!! I never saw this before and now i really want to... I love flowers of all kinds... Wrote something about it for my local newspaper lately:

    http://lesernes.driva.no/artikkel.php?aid=19808

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    1. It was (to me) so original, and really impressive :) Og det er de grønne fingrene dine også!

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  2. Always babe! It's always champagne o'clock! I have a bottle of Moet in the fridge (because it's important to always have one in the fridge!)- I think we'll be having some on Friday (to mark 2 years of marriage! Yikes!)If you keep posts like these up I might have to start another BLOG! "Why I Could Move to Spain" Besos xoxox

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    1. It's important to always have one in the fridge! Aww, Friday is your 2 year annniversary! Definitely champagne o'clock!

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  3. Oh my gosh! I have never seen anything like that - how cool!

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  4. Jeg må bare si, jeg får en spesiell følelse av disse kunstverkene,,, Noe med at de blir ekstra vakre fordi de varer så kort...

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    1. Jeg fikk også en spesiell følelse, det var noe så unikt (vel, for meg iallefall) ved det! Kan liksom ikke forestille meg gater fylte med "blomstertepper" i Norge!

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  5. Utrolig flott! :) Og nei... å.. jeg elsker sjokolade... mmm!

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  6. Det så utrolig kult ut, skulle ønske de hadde det her også !

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    1. Ja det var noe helt unikt og veldig stilig!

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