Corpus Christi Flower Carpet Festival – Sitges 2017. Catifa de Flors means flower carpet in the Catalan language. The Sitges Corpus Festival celebrates the Corpus Christi for a week from Saturday 17th to Sunday 25th June 2017. One of the main events is the Sitges Flower Carpet Festival on Sunday 18th June 2017 only. The Sitges flower carpet festival is a beautiful and traditional competition called ‘Concurso de Alfombras de Flores’ and sometimes also called ‘Arte Floral del Corpus Christi.’
Many Sitges streets will be adorned with flower carpets. The carpeted streets are called “catifes” and marked in yellow on the map of the Sitges Corpus celebrations.
Residents of Sitges start early in the morning and make lovely patterned street carpets using flowers petals and seeds. The flower carpets are called ‘catifes de flors’ in Catalan and they cover almost all of the narrow streets of Sitges and some of the plazas. This Sitges event has been declared a Spanish ‘Fiesta de Interés Turístico Nacional.’ Other highlights are the clove fair, called ‘mostra de clavells’ in Catalan, with over 2000 flower pots and over 100 types of cloves.