Phuket Vegetarian Festival Ends – PHOTO TOUR/VIDEO

Phuket –

The Phuket Vegetarian Festival ended with a million fire crackers. The festival next year will be from October 3rd to October 11th, 2024.

Monday night (October 23rd) was the last night of the Phuket Vegetarian Festival 2023. Many Chinese Shrines held street processions to Saphan Hin in Phuket Town.

They held a ritual to send their gods back to heaven after the festival ended.

Many people, both Thais and foreigners, waited to see the huge street procession along the roads with an estimated million fire crackers.

There were some people in the procession who were injured by fire crackers. Emergency responders stood by along the roads to provide any necessary medical treatment.

Next year, the Phuket Vegetarian Festival will be held from October 3rd to October 11th, 2024.

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The annual Phuket Vegetarian Festival dates were set which will be held for nine days from October 15th to October 23rd, 2023 with many rituals scheduled, farewell rituals, and street processions.

The original Phuket Vegetarian started at the Nai Thu Village which is now in the Kathu sub-district, Kathu District.

The Phuket Vegetarian festival has officially begun after the Go Teng Pole was raised this past weekend.

The first day of the vegetarian festival street procession started at the Jor Su Kong Naka Chinese Shrine in Wichit yesterday, October 16th, 2023.

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

More than 2,000 devotees joined in with the vegetarian street procession of the famous Jui Tui Tao Bo Geng Shrine today, October 21st, 2023.

About sixty devotees climbed on a high sharp razor ladder at Phuket Chinese Shrines during the recent Vegetarian Festival.

The famous fire walking ritual was held at the Phuket Vegetarian Festival.

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.