Phuket Vegetarian Festival 2019, 29 September – 7 October 2019. Each year, the great festival held for 9 days. While the purpose of the Vegetarian Festival for baptism, refrain from killing animals for food. And send merit to ancestors according to Taoist beliefs. In addition, throughout the 9 days, Phuket people held rituals according to ancient beliefs.
Each day there will be a procession of the gods of various shrines in Phuket. At the same time is a great parade. Which is interesting to both Thai and foreigners. In addition, throughout the 9 days, Phuket people held rituals according to ancient beliefs. Which the procession of gods around the city. Phuket people set up an altar table in front of the house to wait for the god and firecrackers to worship the gods as well.
In the morning, the great God Parade of the shrine held. Phuket people set up an altar table in front of the house and firecrackers for god. In addition, in the parade, there will be the mediums. And the mediums have the sharp objects piercing their body.
Which while attending the parade, a miracle will occur with the mediums. The mediums are unconscious and without pain from sharp objects piercing the body. In addition, some people use axes to cut their faces. Some people use a knife to cut the tongue.
Phuket people say that this is a miracle of the gods. In addition, the parade has the mediums of up to 2,000 people and takes more than 4 hours.
In the evening, each shrine has a ceremonial walk through the fire.
From the belief that it is a sacred ceremony. To cleanse the body’s dirt
In this year, Phuket Vegetarian Festival 2019 held between 29 September – 7 October 2019. This festival is the only place in the world. And only 1 time per year. Inviting tourists who are interested to join this festival.