Mahasivaratri was celebrated with traditional fervour in the district. Special poojas were held in temples.
Various ceremonies were held at the Sree Vadakkunnathan Temple. The temple was all lit up in the evening during the ‘Lakshadeepam' ceremony.
Devotional music programmes, Ottamthullal and a Carnatic music concert by Thrissur Vaidyanatha Bhagavathar were held.
The weeklong Sivaratri celebrations in the temple included a devotional music programme led by composer Vidyadharan; Bharathanatyam by cine actor Shobhana, N. Srikanth-Aswathy Srikant; Kuchipudi by Shailaja; a music programme by Radhika Gopalakrishnan and Bindu Marar; Mohiniyattam recitals by Kalamandalam Saraswathy, Usha Suresh Balaji and Parvathy Janardhanan; Kerala Natanam by Gayathri Subramaniam; concerts by M. Muthukrishna, Krishnakumar and Binni Krishnakumar; Kathak by Leela Malakar, Molina Singh and Apoorva Wadke; and a Kathakali play featuring Kalamandalam Gopi.
Sivaratri was also celebrated at the Pukunnam Shiva Temple, Viyyur Shiva Temple, Thalore Mahadeva Temple. The Kolazhi Shiva Temple conducted Chakyar Koothu and a reading of the Shivapurana. Kavadiyattom, Panchari Melam, and other cultural programmes were also held in various temples.