Memories of CAIJ XMAS

My first experience of a youthful Corumbaense celebration in Brazil.

Photo memories of 2012 CAIJ Xmas.

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Feast of Corpus Christi

In Brazil, the Feast of Corpus Christi is celebrated on the Thursday after Trinity Sunday with a mass and public procession when the Blessed Sacrament is exposed.   On this public holiday, it is customary to decorate the procession route  with tapetes or salt carpets honouring Christ and illustrating symbols of the Catholic church.   Unlike the flower and petal displays you would find in street processions in Europe, in Brazil, salt, sawdust, coffee and sand are used.

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Drive to Corumba – heading towards the Pantanal

Eucalyptus trees

Eucalytus tree forest

Yacare Caiman

Jacare crocodile

River Paraguay Bridge

Ponte Rio Paraguai

Paraguay River

Rio Paraguay

As Serras Gêmeas

Maciço do Urucum (Pantanal) – As Serras Gêmeas

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CAIJ Cripam- Where I work in Corumba

Centro de Apoio Infanto JuvenilChildren and Young People Support Centre

Centro de Apoio Infanto Juvenil
Children and Young People Support Centre

Click on the link below to find out more about the Don Bosco project I work at in Corumba.  Its in Portuguese and over the next few posts I will translate as best I can.  CAIJ Cripam