Every year in Phuket there’s a festival called the Phuket Vegetarian Festival. The Vegetarian festival in Phuket takes place during the first 9 days of the 9th lunar month of the traditional Chinese calendar. The Vegetarian festival normally falls in the last week of September of within the first week of October.
The Phuket vegetarian festival is organized each year to celebrate the start of the Taoist lent. Due to the large number of Phuket residents with Chinese roots, the Taoist lent is celebrated among a large group of the population of Phuket. The vegetarian festival starts of by devout Chinese religious believers completely abstaining from all dairy and meat products.
Phuket’s Vegetarian Festival is not for the faint-hearted. For vegetarians, this is a must-see on Phuket. Wherever you are, you will seeritual dance spectacular fireworks loud, blood-stained shirt from the media, old and religious devotion paid activities( see more here http://www.canetictrust.com/ ) . There are 10 rules that must be observed by participants in the Phuket Vegetarian Festival, including the wearing of white, the use of separate utensils from people who aren’t participating in the festival, the prohibition of pregnant or menstruating women from watching or attending any rituals, and the prohibition of drinking alcohol and having sex