Corpus Christi in Łowicz
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.