Phuket locals joined in the annual Tenth Lunar Month which is an important Buddhism festival in the South of Thailand.
People who mark this festival believe that their ancestors are temporarily released to this plane at this time of year from the afterlife to meet with their families who were offering local Thai snacks and foods to them. The festival falls between September to October every year.
Buddhism ceremonies were held at many temples in Phuket. Puppet symbols called ‘Praet’ symbolizing the deaths of those who committed sins when they were human were also presented to warn people to follow a proper moral path in life.
This month also contains the Vegetarian Festival, notes The Phuket Express. Both festivals, other than small ceremonies, were cancelled in 2021 due to Covid-19 concerns but have returned to normal this year.