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Phuket Vegetarian Festival begins with pole raising ritual

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Face Piercing at Bang Neow Shrine street procession during Phuket Vegetarian Festival

Face Piercing at Bang Neow Shrine street procession during Phuket Vegetarian Festival. Photo: Joseph Ferris III.


PHUKET: The Phuket Vegetarian Festival 2016 began yesterday (Sep 30) with the raising of Lantern Poles at Chinese shrines, or San Jao, around the island to invite Nine Emperor Gods to the festival.

At 5pm over a thousand devotees, residents, and tourists dressed in white gathered at Jui Tui Shrine on Ranong Rd in Phuket town to participate in the raising of the Lantern Pole after it had been affixed with gold leaves.

Full story: thephuketnews.com

Eakkapop Thongtub
The Phuket News


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