Celebrate Thailand’s new year from April 13 to 15. Get splashed by water as the locals wash the old year away. Thai children will wash their elders' hands to ask for their blessings.
Watch the locals perform the ancient ritual of honouring the water spirit by floating a Krathong. Made of banana stalks decorated with folded banana leaves, flowers, candles and incense. Wait for sunset to start the festivities. Loy Krathong normally takes place in November.
The Phuket Vegetarian Festival is an annual event held during the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar which lasts for 9 days. During this time, local residents of Chinese ancestry strictly observe a 10-day vegetarian or vegan diet for the purposes of spiritual cleansing and merit-making.It is believed that the vegetarian festival and its accompanying sacred rituals bestow good fortune upon those who religiously observe this rite. There will be a ritual procession featuring sacred ritualssuch as walking barefooted over hot coals and ascending ladders with bladed rungs are performed by entranced devotees known as "Ma Song".
Phuket Old Town Festival
Watch the Thalang road vicinity turn into a walking street that will see variety of stalls selling local food, crafts and showcasing live local entertainment. The Phuket Old Town Festival takes place on the weekend after the Chinese New Year festivities.