This is one of the main ceremony in Athirampuzha Church, Kottayam, Kerala, India during St. Sebastian’s Feast. Blessed Mary is welcomed with Garland of Flowers, cardamon etc. On 26th Jan. there is an auction for these garlands. Christians,Hindus and Muslims are staying around this church. Church Feast is celebrated as a common function with full devotion and participation of all people without any cast or religion. Watch the video to see the devotion, spirit of thousands of people gathered there. Try to visit this place on Jan.24 & 25.
Blessed Mary Garlanding Ceremony
Athirampuzha Forane Church To Town Church Procession
St. Sebastian’s Feast Procession Jan.23