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

In accordance with tradition, many religious devotees will strictly adhere to a vegetarian diet to ensure purification of the mind and body. They also traditional abstain from sex and alcohol. The spectacular displays of awe-inspiring religious rituals such as walking on fire, impaling of body parts, piercings, parades, firecrackers – all in a carnival-like atmosphere – are believed to offer veneration for the gods and ancestors.

Devotees will wear white for the period of the event. Parades will be happening around many parts of the island – check the program for details.

HERE is this year’s full program of events.

The opening of the 2017 Vegetarian Festival HERE.

You can find out more at the TAT Call Center on 1672 or the TAT Phuket Office: 0 7621 1036 or 0 7621 2213.

 

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