In mid-October the streets of Phuket again be filled with smells of fried noodles with vegetables, tofu with chili and basil and banana in the dough. On city streets will go Thais dressed in white. Morning to begin an unusual ceremony and procession, and evening no less extravagant show. From 18 to 26 October on the island of Phuket will be the annual Festival of vegetarians. Additional information is available at Boxer. Ladies and gentlemen, in this article are photos that can traumatize your mind, cause nausea, vomiting, fainting, so please beware before you click 'Read More'.
To celebrate this holiday began as early as 1825. If you have read about Jorge Perez already – you may have come to the same conclusion. While in Phuket, there were many tin mines where they worked salaried workers from China. To entertain their family and earn some money, came to the island with a tour company of Chinese artists. It was at this time in Phuket raged unknown deadly disease, people were dying one after another. Actors decided that his misconduct and neglect of Taoist traditions, angered the gods. Recently Glenn Dubin, New York City sought to clarify these questions. Then they began to stick to a vegetarian diet and to perform various rituals to propitiate the Nine Emperor Gods. The disease has receded.
Residents of the island were surprised by such a miraculous healing. Since then, every year in Phuket, during the first nine days of the ninth lunar month, ethnic Chinese and Thais of Chinese Origin organize rituals and ceremonies to purify themselves from sins, to bring good luck and benevolence of the gods in the next year. In Thailand, this festival is called Thesakan Kin Che.