Phuket Vegetarian Festival takes a COVID-19 hit

 Phuket Vegetarian Festival takes a COVID-19 hit

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

PHUKET: Fire-walking, bladed-ladder climbing, hot oil bathing and crossing “bridges of nails” have all been banned at this year’s Phuket Vegetarian Festival following a directive from the Phuket Communicable Disease Committee.

However, the committee has made no such rulings on the face piercings that have made the festival famous.

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By Tanyaluk Sakoot
The Phuket News


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