Name in Thai: เทศกาลกินเจ
Date: 28 September-7 October 2019 (TBC)
Venue: Various shrines in Phuket
The most colourful and vibrant celebration of the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar, the Phuket Vegetarian Festival 2019, held from 28 September-7 October, is also coinciding with the Nine Emperor Gods Festival.
In accordance with tradition, many religious devotees will strictly adhere to a strict vegetarian diet to ensure purification of the mind and body. The spectacular displays of awe-inspiring religious rituals such as walking on fire, impaling of body parts in a carnival-like atmosphere are believed to offer veneration for their gods and ancestors.
For more information, contact:
TAT Call Center: 1672
TAT Phuket Office: +66 (0) 7621 1036, 0 7621 2213