Corpus Christi in United States
Quick FactsCorpus Christi is observed in honor of the Holy Eucharist.
|חג הלחם והיין הקדושים||Hebrew|
Corpus Christi 2014Thursday, June 19, 2014
Corpus Christi 2015Thursday, June 4, 2015
List of dates for other years
Many Christians in the United States, particularly those of the Catholic faith, observe Corpus Christi in honor of the Holy Eucharist. It is also known as the Feast of the Most Holy Body of Christ, as well as the Day of Wreaths.
What do people do?
In commemoration of the Last Supper on the day before Jesus’ crucifixion many people, especially those who belong to the Catholic denomination, receive Communion on this day. It is celebrated on the Sunday after Trinity Sunday in some parts of the United States, although the day falls on the Thursday after Trinity Sunday in other places.
Some people, particularly children, may celebrate their first Communion on this day. This practice, also known as Eucharist, is observed throughout the life of a Christian and is a time of worship when people believe they come together as one body to remember and celebrate the life and works of Jesus Christ. It involves the acceptance of bread and wine in memory of the body and blood of Christ.
Corpus Christi is not a federal holiday in the United States.
Corpus Christi is a festival that has been celebrated by many Christians, particularly the Catholic Church, in honor of the Eucharist since 1246. The name “Corpus Christi” is a Latin phrase that refers to the body of Christ. This event commemorates the Last Supper on the day before Jesus’ crucifixion, as described in the Bible. Corpus Christi is primarily celebrated by the Roman Catholic Church but it is also included in the calendar of some Anglican churches.
The city of Corpus Christi, in Texas, was named after the day. In 1519, on the day of Corpus Christi, Spanish explorer Alonzo Alvarez de Pineda discovered a lush semi-tropical bay on what is now the southern coast of Texas. The bay, and the city that later grew in that area, took the name of the feast day.
Symbols that portray the event may include: an image of a host (consecrated bread) and chalice to depict the Holy Eucharist; an altar; and a ciborium, which is a chalice-like container used to store consecrated hosts of the sacrament of Eucharist, or the Holy Communion.
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Corpus Christi Observances
|Weekday||Date||Year||Name||Holiday type||Where it is observed|
|Thu||Jun 14||1990||Corpus Christi||Christian|
|Thu||May 30||1991||Corpus Christi||Christian|
|Thu||Jun 18||1992||Corpus Christi||Christian|
|Thu||Jun 10||1993||Corpus Christi||Christian|
|Thu||Jun 2||1994||Corpus Christi||Christian|
|Thu||Jun 15||1995||Corpus Christi||Christian|
|Thu||Jun 6||1996||Corpus Christi||Christian|
|Thu||May 29||1997||Corpus Christi||Christian|
|Thu||Jun 11||1998||Corpus Christi||Christian|
|Thu||Jun 3||1999||Corpus Christi||Christian|
|Thu||Jun 22||2000||Corpus Christi||Christian|
|Thu||Jun 14||2001||Corpus Christi||Christian|
|Thu||May 30||2002||Corpus Christi||Christian|
|Thu||Jun 19||2003||Corpus Christi||Christian|
|Thu||Jun 10||2004||Corpus Christi||Christian|
|Thu||May 26||2005||Corpus Christi||Christian|
|Thu||Jun 15||2006||Corpus Christi||Christian|
|Thu||Jun 7||2007||Corpus Christi||Christian|
|Thu||May 22||2008||Corpus Christi||Christian|
|Thu||Jun 11||2009||Corpus Christi||Christian|
|Thu||Jun 3||2010||Corpus Christi||Christian|
|Thu||Jun 23||2011||Corpus Christi||Christian|
|Thu||Jun 7||2012||Corpus Christi||Christian|
|Thu||May 30||2013||Corpus Christi||Christian|
|Thu||Jun 19||2014||Corpus Christi||Christian|
|Thu||Jun 4||2015||Corpus Christi||Christian|
|Thu||May 26||2016||Corpus Christi||Christian|
|Thu||Jun 15||2017||Corpus Christi||Christian|
|Thu||May 31||2018||Corpus Christi||Christian|
|Thu||Jun 20||2019||Corpus Christi||Christian|
|Thu||Jun 11||2020||Corpus Christi||Christian|
Other holidays in June 2014 in United States
- Global Day of Parents ―Sunday, June 1, 2014
- Statehood Day ―Sunday, June 1, 2014
- Jefferson Davis Birthday ―Monday, June 2, 2014
- Jefferson Davis Birthday ―Tuesday, June 3, 2014
- Shavuot ―Wednesday, June 4, 2014
- International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression ―Wednesday, June 4, 2014
- World Environment Day ―Thursday, June 5, 2014
- D-Day ―Friday, June 6, 2014
- Pentecost ―Sunday, June 8, 2014
- World Oceans Day ―Sunday, June 8, 2014
- Whit Monday ―Monday, June 9, 2014
- Kamehameha Day ―Wednesday, June 11, 2014
- World Day Against Child Labour ―Thursday, June 12, 2014
- Friday the 13th ―Friday, June 13, 2014
- World Blood Donor Day ―Saturday, June 14, 2014
- Flag Day ―Saturday, June 14, 2014
- Trinity Sunday ―Sunday, June 15, 2014
- World Elder Abuse Awareness Day ―Sunday, June 15, 2014
- Fathers' Day ―Sunday, June 15, 2014
- World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought ―Tuesday, June 17, 2014
- Bunker Hill Day ―Tuesday, June 17, 2014
- Juneteenth ―Thursday, June 19, 2014
- World Refugee Day ―Friday, June 20, 2014
- West Virginia Day ―Friday, June 20, 2014
- June Solstice ―Saturday, June 21, 2014
- Public Service Day ―Monday, June 23, 2014
- International Widows' Day ―Monday, June 23, 2014
- Day of the Seafarer ―Wednesday, June 25, 2014
- International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking ―Thursday, June 26, 2014
- International Day in Support of Victims of Torture ―Thursday, June 26, 2014
- Ramadan starts ―Sunday, June 29, 2014
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