Corpus Christi holiday closures June 15

by Stacy Roman
Stripes Europe

Thursday, June 15 marks the Christian holiday of Corpus Christi, which celebrates the Eucharist or Holy Communion. This holiday is observed on a Thursday 60 days after Easter. Villages often host parades and other processions to mark the occasion.

Corpus Christi is a public holiday in the German states of Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, Hesse, North Rhine-Westphalia, Rheinland-Pfalz and the Saarland. Local government offices, banks, and most businesses and restaurants will be closed for the day. Expect a few traffic delays on Wednesday, June 14, as many residents flock out of town for a long weekend. Other European countries, such as Austria, Poland, Portugal and Spain also observe this holiday.

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