During Oct 13-21, 2015 as the lunar calendar, it’s time for rite performing both body and mind. Vegetarian food is one of highlights.
Thailand, a large cultural melting pots, has become over several hundred years of Chinese migrants’ home.
Hokkiens, a Chinese from southern China, among other Chinese people in Thailand, have been located in southern provinces of Thailand, Phuket, Phang Nga, Krabi, Songkla and some other cities.
When those traditional beliefs have encountered the local’s, there have become a new tradition that is the Vegetarian festival extinguished them from others and grown a strong community down there.
Phuket’s vegetarian festival is one of tourist destinations, where lots of mind-blown ceremonies are there every year.
Why don’t we just open mind to something different and learn that these are one of human’s traditions?
Phuket vegetarian festival firstly took place in 1825 for stopping a epidermic killing lots of locals and Chinese mine workers, when somebody in a Chinese opera group performing there, suggested eating only veggies with specially cooked to stop the disease. That’s the way they began the festival, including religious ceremonies.
“Mahsong”,another highlight Mahsong, god mediums, devoting their worship to all gods are showing how they are protected by the gods along the roads in Phuket, drawing lots of tourists every year.
The mahsongs are from 20 Chinese shrines around the island, serving the gods believed coming down on earth to help human from troublesome.