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Phuket Vegetarian Festival 2015 Dates Announced

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phuket-vegetarian-festival-2012_2The Phuket Vegetarian Festival is not only one of the most famous annual events on the island, but also one of the most important. Known across the world for its gory photos and celebration of 36,000 gods from the Chinese pantheon, this is a must-see event in Phuket Town. Because the event is in conjunction with moon cycles, this year’s dates have just been announced.

The festival will take part, mainly in Phuket Town, from the 13th to 21st October this year, with the lantern poles hoisted between 4pm and 5:45pm depending on each shrine. Because the festival is across so many dates and locations, please see below:

Processions in Phuket Town
Thurs (Oct 15): Sapam Shrine – Street procession in Phuket Town, from 7am
Fri (Oct 16): Samkong Shrine – Street procession in Phuket Town, from 7:19am
Sat (Oct 17): Ban Tha Rua Shrine – Street procession in Phuket Town, from 7:30am
Sun (Oct 18): Bang Neow Shrine – Street procession in Phuket Town, from 7am
Mon (Oct 19): Jui Tui Shrine – Street procession in Phuket Town, from 7:19am
Tue (Oct 20): Kathu and Yokkekeng shrines – Street procession in Phuket Town, from 7am
Wed (Oct 21): Sui Boon Tong Shrine – Street procession in Phuket Town, from 7am

Fire Walking Ceremonies
Sun October 18:
Saphan Hin – 8:09pm
Sui Boon Tong Shrine – 9pm
Ban Tha Rua Shrine – 8pm
Yokkekeng Shrine – 8pm
Sapam Shrine – 9pm

 

Tuesday, October 20:
Bang Neow Shrine – 9pm
Samkong Shrine – 8pm
Cherng Talay Shrine – 8:09pm

 

Wednesday, October 21:
Kathu Shrine – 3pm

The final day of the festival is on the 21st Oct, and is the most important and action packed day of the event. Make sure you bring along your camera to get some great shots of the participants, who are famous for inserting all manner of objects into their bodies, which is why the festival is so revered and known across the world.

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