Corpus Christi is a Catholic fiesta to celebrate the body of Christ. In Mazo they celebrate by creating big archways and carpets decrated with petals, seeds and leaves. In San Jose they mostly make carpets with coloured sea salt. Rather obligingly, Mazo’s archways go up on Wednesday night and San Jose’s on Saturday night, so it’s much easier to get to both.
Mazo is the more famous fiesta.
Several of the salt carpets in San Jose are made by children.
But you can get really artistic with salt. Well, I can’t but the residents’ association from El Socorro can.