The Annual Grand Feast of the Shrine falls on the third Sunday after Easter. The feast of St.Joseph, the Universal Patron is observed here. It is one of the most significant church festivals of Kerala.
The Novena starts with the feast at St.Antony's Chapel, just in front of the shrine. After the holy mass at the chapel, the flag having the holy picture of the St. Joseph is hoisted on the metal pillar (this is known as kodimaram) and it marks the beginning of the feast.
Special ceremonies are observed on all Nine days. On the eve, the Saturday, special Holy Mass (known as Naivedya Puja) is said and together with it the "Holy food" of the feast is blessed.
In the evening High Holy Mass is sung and the holyStatue is presented for public veneration (Kooduthurakkal) Following it, the first set of fireworks display gives solace and joy to the thousands of devotees gathered. Later at midnight, the grand competitive display of fire works (from the two sections of the parish) takes place and it lasts for three hours. From 3 o'clock to 9 o'clock Holy Masses are offered and at 10 am we have the Grand High Mass followed by the Novena and the Procession.
One of the chief features of the Grand Feast is the Bangle procession (Vala Ezhunnallippu). The Holy statue of St. Joseph of Pavaratty church has having the legendary blossoming Lily in hand; the holy father is presented as a bridegroom with bracelets (bangles) on his arms