Dioceses had to adjust plans to owing to the pandemic with some cancelling grand processions.
The Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage submitted a motion to include the tradition of floral rugs made for the Catholic festival of Corpus Christi and falconry on the prestigious UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage List.
The 22nd edition of the Polish Oscars known as the Eagles, was a triumph for Jan Komasa as his film scooped 11 Eagle statues including best film, best leading actor and actress, and best director.
Boże Ciało (Corpus Christi), a Polish film directed by Jan Komasa, was nominated for the 92nd Academy Award in the Best International Feature Film category, the US Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced.
The prize which goes to the most talented and up-and-coming actresses and actors includes among its recipients box office gems such as Carey Mulligan (The Great Gatsby, Mudbound), Oscar-winner Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl, Tomb Raider) and Riz Ahmed (The Sisters Brothers, Rouge One).
Boze Cialo (Corpus Christi), a Polish film directed by Jan Komasa, was shortlisted for the 92nd Academy Award in the Best International Feature Film category, the US Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced.
Corpus Christi, a Polish production directed by Jan Komasa, found itself on a list of nearly 90 films which have a chance of being nominated for the Golden Globe Award in the Foreign Language category.
Inspired by real-life events, the film tells the story of 20-year-old Daniel (played by Bartosz Bielenia) who, after leaving a correctional facility decides to impersonate a priest.
The small town of Łowicz will erupt into colour today as locals take to the streets to celebrate Corpus Christi (Boże Ciało). Women in colourful Masovian costumes, young girls in their white holy communion dresses and men in colourful medieval culottes carrying standards of the Virgin Mary join solemn priests, draped in clerical red leading a procession, while a carnival including, ferris wheels and folk art workshops, turns the event into a weekend-long affair.
Łowicz exploded into colour today for one of the most important festivals in the Catholic calendar. The Corpus Christi tradition brings the holy mass onto the streets during the eucharist, when the embodiment of Jesus Christ is carried through the crowds on a mantle. A tradition in much of Poland, the procession in Łowicz has become particularly popular for its ornate costumes, with the colourful, folk outfits, absorbed into region's religious celebrations. In the past, women of all ages were expected to perfect the craft of weaving, though nowadays there is a thriving artisanal branch where outfits are rented out for the festivities.