In Phuket, there are more shrines than temples. These shrines are sacred places for Chinese-Thais. During the Vegetarian Festival devotees refrain from eating all kinds of meat and dairy products and become vegetarian. A highlight of the festival is to visit Phuket’s main shrines to pray for help in the coming year. Each god has its own particular strength and power and praying to the right god and asking for the right things will ensure success.
When you notice a lot of yellow flags with the red Chinese script flying in Phuket Town, you’ll know that the Phuket Vegetarian Festival will start soon. In 2018, the festival is celebrated from 9-17 Oct. Devotees dress in white and stick to a strictly vegetarian diet throughout the festival – an event that has […]