Phuket vegetarian festival street processions begins

Phuket –

The Vegetarian Festival street processions has started in Phuket today (September 27th).

The vegetarian street processions has started from the Jchoor Su Gong Naka Shrine in the Wichit sub-district of Mueang Phuket District this morning at 7:30 A.M. heading to Saphan Hin Public Park in Phuket Town.

The schedule of other street processions for tomorrow (September 28th) is below:

5:45 A.M. Sapam Shrine (In Koh Kaew)

6:30 A.M. Bang Koo Shrine (In Koh Kaew)

7:00 A.M. Hai Yian Geng Shrine (In Mai Khao, Thalang)

7:30 A.M. Seng Leng Tong Shrine (In Mueang Mai, Thalang)

A “street procession” is conducted every day by every shrine during the festival. The procession offers an opportunity for householders and the general public along the streets to receive the blessing of gods possessing the spirit mediums.

The Phuket Vegetarian festival has officially begun in which the Thai Public Health Minister joined in a ceremony to launch the event.

The parades and processions were canceled in 2021 due to Covid-19 concerns and under strict Covid-19 rules in 2020 making this year the first full Vegetarian Festival since 2019.


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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.