| The festivities were suspended by COVID-19.
Mayor and Councilor for Celebrations attend the event | The Mayor of Archena, Patricia Fernández, and the Councilor for Celebrations, Anselmo Campuzano, this afternoon presided over the solemn mass in honor of the Patron Saint of Archena, Corpus Christi, in a parish church of San Juan Bautista, with only 75 of its real capacity, due to the distance required in the Alarm State.At the foot of the main altar, he had installed a colored salt mat that drew a black ribbon of mourning for the deceased of the coronavirus throughout Spain and Archena and other elements such as masks and gloves of the confinement to which the Covit virus subjected us.
-19.The purpose of the location of this carpet within the parish church has been to represent with this symbol the different rugs that are usually installed along the route of the Corpus Christi procession and that would be held again in normal conditions on that day like today.
Last year, the record was broken with the installation of more than 120 rugs manufactured by local associations and clubs.The coadjutor priest of San Juan Bautista, Pablo Romero, who co-hosted the mass with the Vicar of the Alcantarilla area, Manuel Guillén, blessed with the Blessed Sacrament the four cardinal points of Archena and later a small processional parade was held inside the temple , passing over that carpet until reaching the altar, as a small sample of what has been going on for more than 100 years in the streets of Archena during the afternoon of today, the Great Day of Patron Corpus Christi ..Different masses have also been offered today at different times to avoid crowds in the parish church
Source: Ayuntamiento de Archena