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Phuket Vegetarian Festival 2011

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Phuket Vegetarian Festival : 27 September – 05 October 2011

Phuket Vegetarian

The Phuket Vegetarian Festival is an annual event held during the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar.

Local residents of Chinese ancestry strictly observe a 9 days vegetarian or vegan diet for the purposes of spiritual cleansing and merit-making.

It is believed that the vegetarian festival and its accompanying sacred rituals bestow good fortune upon those who religiously observe this rite.

Sacred rituals are performed at various Chinese shrines and temples and aesthetic displays such as walking barefooted over hot coals and ascending ladders with bladed rungs are performed by entranced devotees known as “Ma Song”.

 

Schedule for street processions of Chinese Shrines
Sun September 29, 2011  Sapam Shrine
Mon September 30, 2011  Samkong Shrine
Tue October 01, 2011  Ban Tha Rve Shrine
Wed October 02, 2011  Bang Neow Shrine
Cherng Thalay Shrine
Thu October 03, 2011  Jui Tui Shrine
Fri October 04, 2011  Kathu Shrine
Yokkekeng Shrine
Sat October 05, 2011  Sui Boon Tong Shrine

 

 

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