June 3 – 13
Devotees from across the country, Catholics as well as those from other faith, attend the annual feast of St Anthony’s Shrine or the Kochchikade Church. Festivities commence with the flag hoisting ceremony on June 3, 2017. Thereafter, novenas and special prayers will be held until the vespers service on June 12. On June 13, the feast day, mass is held every hour from 4am to 7am. The main services will be held at 8am (Tamil), 10am (Sinhala) noon (English). The procession of the statue of Saint Anthony will be at 5.30pm while the final blessing takes place at night.