Sunday, October 13, 2013

Phuket Vegetarian festival 2013 - last night

Normally on a Phuket blog everyone writes about starting day and processions during the Phuket Vegetarian Festival. So why don't say what happen last day and specially last night?.

After nine days on Earth is time for the spirits of the Emperor Gods to go back to heaven. This evening in Kathu people were waiting for the time to gather at Kathu Shrine and get blessed by those possessed. To receive blessing must have observed the  "Jay" tradition for at least last three days. Then wear a white shirt and get to in time to Shire.
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Kathu Village - The Shrine entrance

A lot of people queued up soon after sunset, to get a place to pass between two wings of "Ma Song", those that have let the spirits enter their bodies. the Ma Song will stamp everyone one the shoulders, the red stamps will be then well visible. More you get more you will be protected.

Phuket Vegetarian Festival - blessing at Kathu Shrine
Blessing at Kathu Shrine

Phuket Vegetarian Festival -  Kathu Shrine
Ma Song blessing people
After the whole nine days on Vegan diet I have got two stamps on my shirt no so bad and should be enough for the year.
Phuket Vegetarian Festival
got two stamps

Tonight fire crackers and fireworks will be fired specially well the moon will go down to be sure all spirits will leave.
Phuket Vegetarian Festival
Kathu Shrine

Tomorrow everyone back to normal food and actually most chats during evening where about food tomorrow. After the Vegan diet that has last nine days people will aim to their favorite dishes.

Thanks for coming to Emperor Gods.

Phuket vegetarian festival is probably the most important tradition for Phuket people and during this time the year you will see how serious all this is taken. Don't think is just for tourist but enjoy the nice and festive atmosphere around and if you are here on holidays you will see something really special.

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