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Loi Khratong

Loi Khratong

Every year, in November, on the evening of the full moon, the Thai people celebrate “Loi Krathong”. “Loi” means in the Thai language “to float”, and “Krathong” refers to the lotus shaped receptacle that can float on the water. This is by far one of the most interesting festivals in Thailand. The origins of this festival are still debated, but the Thais are very attached to it. They will go to great lengths in order to build the perfect vessel that will impress everyone. There are even many competitions around the country, and it is the occasion for everyone to contemplate some amazing big...

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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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