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Santa Cruz Basilica Feast - Where Devotion Embraces History


Venue: Santa Cruz Basilica

Location: Fort Kochi

District: Ernakulam

A land that oozes old world charm and elegance, Fort Kochi is the delight of every traveller. The Santa Cruz Basilica, the largest and the most majestic of tourist attractions here has astonished visitors for a long time with its architectural splendor and artistic beauty. Here, devotion embraces history and artistry.

Among the feasts celebrated here the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima deserves special mention. The feast starts on the 26th evening and concludes on the 31st of December. Apart from the sacred rites during the festival, the evening of the festival day witnesses a solemn candlelight procession across the momentous corridors of Fort Kochi. It is followed by a dazzling display of fireworks. The Santa Cruz Basilica, the heritage edifice of Kerala is all the more luminous during the festive occasion.


In Kerala, festival dates are decided in accordance with the Malayalam calendar and the local traditions and customs. We have calculated the festival dates based on these. But there can be changes in the dates according the customs and rituals associated with each place of worship. As such, these should be considered only as approximate dates and have to be confirmed with the local authorities.

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