In Poland, the name Łowicz is synonymous with Mazovian folk traditions—arts and crafts, as well as colorful religious celebrations, notably the city's famous Corpus Christi procession, which was featured in National Geographic magazine at the beginning of the 20th century. Corpus Christi is a moveable feast of the Catholic Church, held exactly 60 days after Easter. The Host, figures of Virgin Mary and the Saints, and religious banners and symbols are carried through town to the accompaniment of music and prayers. The locals are dressed in traditional folk costumes while children throw petals of flowers, which make a carpet for the advancing procession. The most important sights in Łowicz are all around the perimeter of the Old Town square.
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