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Phuket gears up for 9-day vegetarian festival

Phuket gears up for 9-day vegetarian festival

The annual vegetarian festival will get under way between the first to the ninth day of the ninth lunar month in the Chinese calendar. This year, it will fall between Oct 17-25 and celebrations have been organised in many places including Bangkok, Pattaya, Suphan Buri, Nakhon Sawan, Takua Pa in Phangnga and Hat Yai. The highlight will be a grand celebration in Phuket, believed to be the origin of the vegetarian festival in Thailand.

The nine-day festival is a period when people refrain from consuming meat and animal-derived food such as dairy, animal…

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