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Chinese vegetarian festival in Phuket

religion, ethnicity, and tourism on a southern Thai island

by Erik Cohen

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Published by White Lotus Press in Bangkok, Thailand .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Thailand,
  • Phuket.,
  • Phuket
    • Subjects:
    • Festivals -- Thailand -- Phuket.,
    • Chinese -- Thailand -- Phuket -- Social life and customs.,
    • Fasts and feasts -- Thailand -- Phuket.,
    • Heritage tourism -- Thailand -- Phuket.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 199-206) and index.

      StatementErik Cohen.
      SeriesStudies in contemporary Thailand ;, no. 9
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsGT4878.A3 P583 2001
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxxiv, 211 p., [64] p. of plates :
      Number of Pages211
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3541903M
      ISBN 109747534894
      LC Control Number2001469045


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Chinese vegetarian festival in Phuket by Erik Cohen Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Phuket Vegetarian Festival is a colorful annual event held on the 9th lunar month of the Chinese calendar, usually in September or October. The festival celebrates the Chinese community's belief that abstinence from meat and various stimulants will help them obtain good health and peace of mind.

The festival is famous for its 'extreme' celebrations. The Phuket Vegetarian Festival (or Nine Emperor Gods Festival) happens once a year, during the ninth lunar month, and is one of the most auspicious events on the island. For this unique occasion, a crowd of Chinese vegetarian festival in Phuket book assemble in every Chinese shrine around the island, followed by an even bigger horde of photographers avid to get the shot of /5(53).

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This site is like a library, Use search box in the widget to get ebook that you Chinese vegetarian festival in Phuket book. In Thailand, this festival is called thetsakan kin che (Thai: เทศกาลกินเจ), the Vegetarian is celebrated throughout the entire country, but the festivities are at their height in Phuket, where over the half of the population is attracts crowds of spectators because of many of the unusual religious rituals that are performed.

Festivals in Phuket are exciting, sometimes bizarre spectacles and certainly never bland. The island's most distinctive event is the annual Vegetarian Festival, featuring processions of god-mediums performing shocking acts of self-mortification as a test of faith.

This bazaar of the bizarre is held annually over 9 days in the 9th lunar month of the Chinese calendar. This is the fifth year I have been celebrating Phuket's Vegetarian Festival. The people of Phuket celebrate the local festival which takes place each year in October for ten days.

There are many Chinese temples located in the city which is home to many Thai Chinese people. /5(36). Celebrating in Phuket. In Phuket, a sort of face mutilation kick starts the holiday. According to a Septem Huffington Post article titled, “The Phuket Vegetarian Festival Reaches New Levels Of Ritualised Body Piercing,” one person died and 74 more were injured during Phuket’s celebration of this festival.

Talk about a party. The men (and sometimes women, though rarely) who. A devotee of the Chinese Ban Tha Rue shrine with blades piercing his face takes part in a procession celebrating the annual Phuket Vegetarian Festival in Phuket, Thailand on October 5,   Over the years, we’ve gotten better at marking our calendars with Chinese vegetarian festival in Phuket book local Thai holidays.

One of the more colorful celebrations that come to mind (and one that we happened to accidentally walk right into the middle of twice) is the Bangkok Vegetarian Festival in Chinatown. Locally known as Tesagan Gin Jay (เทศกาลกินเจ), this nine-day meat-free Chinese festival is.

Phuket, Thailand Phukets Cultural Vegetarian Festival. Not recommended for the faint-hearted, one of the most exciting aspects of the festival are the various, sometimes gruesome ceremonies which are held to invoke the Chinese vegetarian festival in Phuket book.

The ceremonies of the festival take place in six Chinese temples scattered throughout Phuket, Thailand. Chinese vegetarian festival in Phuket book first event. This is a festival that will shock you as much as it will impress you. It is celebrated throughout South East Asia, but primarily in Thailand, where it was supposedly started by a passing travelling circus in Phuket inwhen turning to a vegetarian diet cured them of some unnamed malady.

Phuket Vegetarian Festival Trang Online. A colorful Vegetarian Festival event held over a nine day period in Chinese vegetarian festival in Phuket book October is celebrated in around Phuket Town only.

For this weeklong celebration, Chinese Buddhists believe that abstinence from any meats and eat only vegetarian food will enhance them in good health Chinese vegetarian festival in Phuket book peace of mind.

History of the Phuket Vegetarian Festival. Phuket’s Vegetarian festival (or jia chai in local Hokkien Chinese dialect) began in The governor of Thalang, Praya Jerm, moved the island’s principal town from Ta Reua in Thalang District to Get-Hoe in Kathu District, where there were tin mines and Chinese miners.

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The Vegetarian Festival is an annual nine-day affair observed on the island of Phuket off southwestern Thailand by residents of Chinese ancestry. During the nine days, observers eat only vegetarian foods.

The Vegetarian Festival is also known as The Nine Emperor Gods Festival. It is a nine-day Taoist celebration begins on the eve of the 9th Lunar month of the Chinese Calendar, which observed primarily in South –East Asian countries like Myanmar, Singapore, Malaysia, Southern Vietnam, Indonesia, and.

The Vegetarian Festival goes back nearly two centuries, to when a group of Chinese artists visited Phuket, and fell ill with an unknown disease. They were able to heal themselves by invoking emperor spirits and practicing ritualistic vegetarianism. The Vegetarian Festival Phuket is a nine day Taoist celebration that takes place annually on the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar.

Because of the large Chinese population and tourism industry the festival has become a pivotal celebration in Thai culture. Find Chinese vegetarian festival by Johnny Lawlor at Blurb Books. Photos of the Chinese Vegetarian Festival in Phuket, Thailand.

October & Released on: J Locally referred to as the Kin Jay Festival, the Phuket Vegetarian Festival is a festival of the Nine Emperor Gods festival in Phuket.

An annual event, the vegetarian festival is a misnomer and is primarily celebrated by the Chinese communities in goes on for nine days and is considered to be one of the most bizarre and extreme festivals in the country. See Who's Going to Phuket Vegetarian Festival in Phuket, Thailand.

Travelers visiting Phuket, Thailand, during the ninth month of the lunar calendar can participate in the Phuket Vegetarian Festival. This festival includes locals of Chinese ancestry eating only a vegetarian or vegan diet for 10 days as well as sacred rites performed at temples and shrines.5/5.

The Phuket Vegetarian Festival is a colourful annual event held on the 9th lunar month of the Chinese calendar, usually in September or October.

The festival celebrates the Chinese community's belief that abstinence from meat and various stimulants will help them obtain good health and peace of mind. The festival is famous for its 'extreme' celebrations.

The Phuket Vegetarian Festival begins on the first day of the ninth month of the Chinese lunisolar calendar, so dates change annually. Typically the festival is held in autumn, near the end of September and beginning of October.

Phuket is often seen as the centre of Thailand’s Vegetarian Festival since over 30% of the population have Chinese ancestry. Rituals during the height of the festival include tongue slashing and walking barefooted over hot coals.

Bangkok celebrations might seem a little subdued compared to Phuket, but still very much worth a visit. The vegetarian festival is the most colorful event in Phuket and Trang, where a number of participants called mah song do self-mutilation practices; such as sticking swords through their cheeks and walking bare feet on hot charcoal.

Each mah song invites a God to possess his body. Then, he performs the self-mutilation without feeling any pain. Phuket Vegetarian Festival (Ranong Road, Phuket Town): This is one of my favorite stalls run by the Hokkien – fried Chinese turnip cakes – they are kind of greasy for me, but still good.

I could smell the white pepper from the fried cakes made of shredded radish. Vegetarian FestivalDay 1: As you may have already heard, Friday the 20th of October was the first day of the Vegetarian Festival here in Phuket. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the festival, it is a nine day long Taoist celebration that takes place on the ninth day of the ninth lunar month and is meant to honor the Nine Chinese Emperor Gods.

The festival will be held from October 8th to October 17th in and is very welcoming to visitors, so read on to discover the best bits that shouldn’t be missed. History of Phuket Vegetarian Festival.

Many years ago, a wandering Chinese opera group. The Chinese Vegetarian Festival. Thailand is renowned for its unusual celebrations and festivals. Apart from the traditional Thai New Year Festival, during which the whole country grinds to a standstill to celebrate on the streets with water fights and daubing each other with colored chalk, Thailand also hosts the mesmerizing Nine God’s Festival, or as it is known locally, the Chinese.

Vegetarian Festival, Thailand. Behind the scenes at a temple & then on the streets เทศกาลกินเจ - Duration: darrenb3views. Phuket Vegetarian Festival Throughout Thailand at the moment, many Thai people (especially those with Chinese heritage) are observing the Taoist lent period which lasts for 9 days and 9 nights.

This is marked by Thailand’s vegetarian festival and although the origins are Taoist, the festival has been slowly incorporated into Thai Buddhism.

PHUKET VEGETARIAN FESTIVAL SCHEDULE for. (updated as of Sept. 29, ) Use this link to download a pdf for this years Phuket Vegetarian Festival. ***NOTE: The below information was posted prior to receiving the full schedule of events for   The Phuket Vegetarian Festival is one of the most famous events in the country, especially because of its extreme celebrations and the ideas behind the festival itself.

Mainly, the Phuket Vegetarian Festival is also known as the Nine Emperor Gods festival since it celebrates the invocation of the Nine Emperors and their welcome into the on: Royal Phuket Marina, Thepkrasattri Rd, Phuket Town, Vegetarian Festival. The Vegetarian Festival is held annually in Phuket in late September and early October during the first days of the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar.

It begins with the raising of the Lantern Pole, which acts as a sign notify the Nine Emperor Gods that the festival is about to start. miles from Vegetarian Festival Phuket #30 Best Value of 5, places to stay in Patong “ Good location, close to Sunday marked and Old town, small shopping mall on the other side of the street where you can find cheap food in the food market.

The Bangkok vegetarian festival also known as Kin Jay, is held in Bangkok’s Chinatown for the first nine days of the ninth Chinese lunar month annually. It usually falls sometime in late September or early October.

The festival is purposefully for the purification of the mind and soul and well being of the body. The vegetarian festival is a particular time of year. Thai people are invited to stop eating meat and sometimes impressive ceremonies, such as those in Phuket, are held in and around Chinese temples.

During this period, delicious vegetarian (and vegan) dishes at meager prices (sometimes free) are available in markets and even in shopping malls. Image Source. While Phuket has a spectrum of festivals being celebrated by the aboriginals, one of the prime one which you should attend is the Vegetarian Festival In Thailand This festival usually occurs around the ninth month of the lunar calendar followed by the : Abhijeet Roy.

Vegetarian Festival Promotion. The Phuket Vegetarian Festival is a colorful event held from 16 October – 25 October celebrating the Chinese community's belief that abstinence from meat and various stimulants during the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar will help them obtain good health and peace of mind.

The annual Phuket Vegetarian Festival occurs on the ninth month of the Chinese lunar calendar (often, around October) and spans nine days, where participants – usually of Chinese ancestry- undergo a strict vegetarian diet during the period.

Various gory spectacles, perilous events and parades taking place, from sword piercings, fire walking, etc. Pdf Thai Vegetarian Festival, also known as the Nine Emperor Gods Festival, is a nine-day pdf that occurs on the eve of the ninth month of the Chinese lunar festival is celebrated throughout Thailand by people both with and without Chinese ancestry, with the largest celebrations taking place in : Ashley Welton.

The Vegetarian Festival is celebrated in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Trang and Phang Nga, but Phuket with a Chinese population of around 35% of the total inhabitants, is the best place to experience it. The best shrines in Phuket for witnessing ceremonies are .Phuket Thailand with the more dedicated of ebook who stab their faces with knives which in honestly, following 10 days of vegetarian food, maybe tempting.

Each year as I try to forget the Vegetarian Festival exists I always fail to see it coming.