Photos of flag hoisting ceremony of St. Sebastian’s feast celebration – 2015 at World renowned pilgrim centre, St. Mary’s Forane Church, Athirampuzha. The event is a gigantic one with lacs of people visiting the place during the feast days. Principal festal week is from 19th to 26th of January every year. The flag hoisting ceremony marking the beginning of the festival is on 19th. The St. Mary’s Syro-Malabar Catholic Church at Athirampuzha, Kottayam, is one of the oldest in Kerala, India was constructed around 835 AD.
Photo courtesy Facebook – Athirampuzha Church