Corpus Christi is an important event for the people in Poland. For this catholic country the day is an official holiday and most businesses are closed. Throughout the country towns and villages will close roads as processions make the rounds from the local church to temporary shrines that were put up the night before. This procession, in Gdańsk, began around 11a.m. at St. Mary's church. A huge crowd of people followed the procession as it weaved its way through the streets of the Old Town. While they were walking, the people were singing hymns. The priests stopped at the different temporary shrines to pray and parishioners would kneel down when the Holy Host passed by.