Catholics across the world celebrated the feast on its traditional day

The Catholic Church marked the feast of Corpus Christi on Thursday, celebrating the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist.

The feast is traditionally observed throughout the world with Masses and processions of the Blessed Sacrament.

Most countries celebrate it on the Thursday after Trinity Sunday, but some bishops’ conferences, such as England and Wales, have transferred it to the following Sunday.

Bavaria, Germany

A traditional Corpus Christi procession near the village of Wackersberg (Getty Images)

A traditional Corpus Christi procession near the village of Wackersberg (Getty Images)

A traditional Corpus Christi procession near the village of Wackersberg (Getty Images)

A traditional Corpus Christi procession near the village of Wackersberg (Getty Images)

Brazil

A sawdust carpet in a street of Ouro Preto, Brazil (Getty Images)

A sawdust carpet in a street of Ouro Preto, Brazil (Getty Images)

A girl walks on a sawdust carpet in a street of Ouro Preto, Brazil (Getty Images)

Haiti

Catholic faithful arrive at St Pierre Church after a Corpus Christi procession in Haiti (Getty Images)

Catholic faithful during the feast of Corpus Christi in St Pierre church, Port-au-Prince, Haiti (Getty Images)

Catholic faithful participate in the Procession of the Feast of God (Procession de la Fete Dieu, in French) to mark the celebration of Corpus Christi, in the commune of Petion Ville, Port-au-Prince (Getty Images)

Guatemala

Students carry an image of Brother Pedro de San Jose Betancourt during a celebration of Corpus Christi in Guatemala City (Getty Images)

Students carry an image of Brother Pedro de San Jose Betancourt during a celebration of Corpus Christi in Guatemala City (Getty Images)

The Blessed Sacrament at a Corpus Christi Procession in Guatemala City (Getty Images)

A priest holds a monstrance containing the Blessed Sacrament at a Corpus Christi procession in Guatemala City (Getty Images)