Phuket Vegetarian Festival (Thailand) Reviews
Description:A festival to purify one's mind and soul through the practise of refraining from eating meat.
Newest Review: ... physically and mentally 5. No meat eating 6. No sex 7. No alcoholic drinks 8. People at mourning period should not attend the festival 9. Pregnant ladies should not watch any ritual 10. Ladies with period should not attend the ritual *Mah Song - Entranced horses* The Mah Song or entranced horses are fundamental to the festival and at the centre of the rituals. The Mah Song are mediums ... more
Customer Phuket Vegetarian Festival (Thailand) Reviews (1)
by - written on 09/02/09, updated on 18/05/09 (Very useful, 219 readings)
The Vegetarian festival, Jia Chai in local Chinese dialect, is held annually in Phuket Thailand. The festival is also known as The Nine Emperor Gods Festival. There are 10 rules to observe during the festival which entail more than just being vegetarian. I have witnessed and taken part in some of the rituals for the past two years and really find it a fascinating time. The main highlight is the parades where you can witness the Mah Song devotees. Participation is said to bring good luck, spiritual cleansing and to bring merit to the community. *Historical Background* The festival started back in 1825 when much of Phuket Island was ... Read the complete review