It is that time of year again when people of Chinese descent pay homage to their Gods by turning vegetarian for 10 days.
This is actually a great time to take a good look at your diet and endeavour to be more careful (in the future) about what you eat – so we have been promoting our Vegetarian Menus at all of our restaurants.
The story of the Vegetarian Festival is nothing new to readers of this blog but click here if you want to read about its origins.
The Vegetarian Festival is probably most famous for its riveting mouth and body piercing rituals, which one can witness early in the morning at any one of the Chinese Temples scattered around the island. This is followed by a colourful parade around the island where entranced devotees give out gifts or beat their backs or stab their tongues with sharp objects.
Then, of course, there are the firecrackers – all in all 'organised chaos' for a few days in Phuket.