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Phuket Vegetarian Festival

Phuket Vegetarian Festival

The Phuket Vegetarian Festival is held annually during the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar. In 2012, this happens from the 15th to the 23rd of October at various Chinese shrines and temples around Phuket. This festival has been celebrated for decades and is believed to bring good fortune and good luck to those who observe its rites and rituals. Local resident, mostly of Chinese descendants, observe a strict vegetarian diet during 10 days. They believe that this will clean their spirit and body. But what most observers will remember of this festival are the impressive sacred rituals...

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