The St. George's church at Edathua stands
on the bank of the river Pampa, sixteen miles southeast Alappuzha.
This church is famous for the feast of St. George celebrated every
year in the month of Medam (April-May).
It takes place from 27th April till 7th
of May. Though the festival lasts for 11 days, only last couple
of days carry all the aspects of a major festival. Hence calendars
reckon the 6th of May as the feast day.
During the feast at Edathua Church, the
statue of St. George, decked in gold is carried out in procession
and placed on the dais at the centre of the Basilica. Processions
are held everyday and dazzling fireworks are the major highlight
of the initial as well as the concluding day's rituals.