Phuket Vegetarian Street Processions Continue – PHOTO TOUR

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Day six of the Phuket Vegetarian Festival continued with a street procession led by the Bang Neow Chinese Shrine in Phuket Town.

The Ew Geng sacred ceremony was held with the Nine Emperor Gods in the procession from the Bang Neow Shrine to Saphan Hin in Phuket town before heading back to the shrine.

Male and female devotees were stabbing their faces with various items such as sharp rods and swords to show that they had relieved the burden of unlucky things and bad karma from people who were waiting for them along the road. Many Thais and foreigners watched the procession.

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Tomorrow there will be a street procession from the famous Jui Tui Tao Bo Geng Chinese Shrine in Phuket Town.

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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.