Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Phuket Vegetarian Festival 2014

Tonight the Phuket Vegetarian Festival has started the lanterns poles are ready. As soon the new moon will rise the Emperor Ghosts will descend on earth and get into the body of those chosen and ready.

Phuket Vegetarin Festival
Chinese Temple in Phuket Town

Kathu as usual is one the most animated center for this important celebration that Chines people brought from their home to Thailand at the end of 19th century. along with many others and a new life style for Phuket

The Phuket Vegetarian Festival starts when the moon of the 9th Lunar month rise and this year will run from 23rd September to 3rd of October. This is also a very particular year, every 132 years the Chinese Lunar Calendar need to be adjusted. To do so a month is added so next month will be again the 9th Lunar month of the year.
Phuket Vegetarin Festival
Kathu City Hall ready for the Vegetarian Festival 2014

In Kathu then the celebration for Phuket Vegetarian festival will be doubled from 22nd October to 2nd November.

During the festival people that adhere to the tradition will eat only Vegan Food, won't drink any alcohol and some couple will leave in separate houses. People will wear white clothes and those that will have been good and purified their body will have access to Kathu Shrine to get blessed during last evening of the festival.

A lot of stalls and food market have been ste around Phuket and each Shrine will held its procession in different days

To see what will happen, where and when have a look to the more details for Phuket Vegetarian Festival 2014.

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