In Haiti, as in many other majority-Catholic countries, the feast of Corpus Christi is a national public holiday and is kept up with great enthusiasm every year.
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The reason for Corpus Christi Day is to celebrate the institution of the Eucharist by Christ during the Last Supper, on the day before he went to the cross. But Catholics mean more by the holiday than just that. They also mean to celebrate the idea of the bread of communion being miraculously transformed into the “real body” of Christ every single mass.
In Haiti, there are large street processions following Corpus Christi Day mass. Despite the dire poverty surrounding them, Haitians focus greatly on Corpus Christi every year.