Vettukad Perunal is an annual festival held in the Madre De Deus Church, popularly known as Vettukad Church
. The church is located about 7 km from Thiruvananthapuram
The perunal is celebrated in the month of October and lasts for eleven days. The main events of the festivities are the holy mass, cultural programs and processions. The image of Christ is taken out in a big colorful procession on the last Saturday (the 10th day) of festival.
The festival ends with a solemn high mass, sermons, Eucharistic procession and benediction. Thousands of devotees from all over South India gather here to participate in the celebrations.