Photo: Tourism Authority of Thailand
Photo: Tourism Authority of Thailand

Annual vegetarian extravaganza in Phuket

Travel log October 05, 2018 01:00

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The most colourful and vibrant celebration of the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar, the Phuket Vegetarian Festival 2018, held from October 9-17, is also coinciding with the Nine Emperor Gods Festival.

In accordance with tradition, many religious devotees will strictly adhere to a strict vegetarian diet to ensure purification of the mind and body. The spectacular displays of awe-inspiring religious rituals such as walking on fire, impaling of body parts in a carnival-like atmosphere are believed to offer veneration for the gods and ancestors.

For more information, contact the TAT Call Center on 1672 or the TAT Phuket Office: 0 7621 1036, 0 7621 2213.