Phuket Vegetarian Festival dates announced


Phuket Vice Governor Prakob Wongmaneerung has announced the dates for this year’s Vegetarian Festival.

The nine day festival will take place from October 9-17. The event attracts thousands of visitors to Phuket to witness the festivities, which include fire-walking, bladed-ladder climbing, daily parades, body piercings and, of course, hundreds of stalls fully stocked with vegetarian foods

Vice Governor Prakob says, “Many organisations will join in the annual festival. This festival is an ancient tradition which has been passed down through generations for over a hundred years.”

Here’s a look at the launch of last year’s Vegetarian Festival.

The Vegetarian Festival is steeped in Chinese mythology, local animism, pagan ceremonies and cleansing rituals.

“An important additional ceremony for this year is a mass prayer session to honor HM King Maha Vajiralongkorn on October 10 at Shaphan Hin.”

“We have to make sure that we provide quality, clean food. The Phuket Provincial Public Health will check the food quality.

“The Phuket Provincial Commerce Office will also check the price of vegetable and fruits so that we can be sure there is no price-gouging during the festival.”

Phuket Vegetarian Festival dates announced | News by Thaiger Phuket Vegetarian Festival dates announced | News by Thaiger

Phuket News

Join the conversation and have your say on Thailand news published on The Thaiger.

Thaiger Talk is our new Thaiger Community where you can join the discussion on everything happening in Thailand right now.

Please note that articles are not posted to the forum instantly and can take up to 20 min before being visible. Click for more information and the Thaiger Talk Guidelines.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply


If you have story ideas, a restaurant to review, an event to cover or an issue to discuss, contact The Thaiger editorial staff.

Leave a Reply