Share this page:

Phuket Vegetarian Festival - Thailand

Home > Events in Thailand > Phuket Vegetarian Festival

Phuket Vegetarian Festival

phuket vegetarian festival

Next dates :

  • 26/09/2022 - 04/10/2022

Location : Phuket

TAT Phuket office - Tel. 076 211 036 / 076 212 213

Information about Phuket Vegetarian Festival

The Phuket Vegetarian Festival is an annual event held during the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar. It is believed that the vegetarian festival and its accompanying sacred rituals bestow good fortune upon those who religiously observe this rite. During this time, local people of Chinese ancestry strictly observe a 10-day vegetarian or vegan diet for the purposes of spiritual cleansing and merit-making. 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". The ceremonies are based on the strong belief and faith to Gods and the strong intention to purify both bodies and spirits. Eating only vegetable dishes is based on the intention not to kill any animals, purify bodies and minds, and enlighten the spirits. During the ceremonies, people will be in the white clothes.

Find a room in Thailand

The best festivals in Thailand

festivals thailand

With a lot of traditions, festivals in Thailand are numerous and some are worldwide famous. Loy Krathong sometimes also called the Festival of Lights is held in November and was elected second best festival in the world. It must be said that this is the most photogenic festival in Thailand.

See the best festivals in Thailand

Public holidays in Thailand

pulic holidays thailand

The main events of the Buddhist calendar but also the anniversaries of the King and Queen of Thailand and other days related to the History of the country are holidays in Thailand. If banks and administrations are generally closed those days, transport, shops and restaurants operate normally.

See pulic holiday in Thailand

transports thailande
Transports in Thailand
Type your departure city, your destination and the date of your trip.
Powered by 12Go Asia system
hotels thailande
Find accommodation in Thailand