Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi is a combination of the Spanish Catholic holiday celebrating the body and blood of Christ and Andean Culture. In Ecuador, the festivities are celebrated in June, and are especially popular in Imbabura, Loja, Pujili, and Cuenca. An important element of this celebration is the immense and extravagant fireworks displays. The main festival day includes a morning mass, followed by a large parade with colorful theatrical events, music, and dancers and followed by often large and flamboyant parties. The Dancer of Pujilí, is considered the central character of the festival, and the beauty and wonder of the dancer continues to mesmerize tourists and make this celebration an unforgettable event. This event brings together more than 70 delegations from all over the country and is characterized by dances, music, lots of color, and excitement.