Celebrate Thailand’s new year from April 13th to 15th. Welcome the Thai New Year with this unique and memorable celabration. A must-do if you are here at this time of the year.
Watch the locals perform the ancient ritual of respecting water spirit by floating a Krathong (floating flower basket). The festivities usually starts at sunset. Loy Krathong normally takes place in November.
The Phuket Vegetarian Festival is a 9-days yearly event held during the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar. During this time, local residents of Chinese ancestry strictly observe a 10-day vegetarian or vegan diet for the purpose of spiritual cleansing and merit-making. The vegetarian festival and its accompanying sacred rituals bestow good fortune upon those who religiously observe this rite. Sacred rituals includes activities such as walking barefooted over hot coals and ascending ladders with bladed rungs are performed by entranced devotees known as "Ma Song".
The Por Tor Festival
According to the Chinese calendar, the Por Tor Festival also called the Hungry Ghost Festival, usually falls on the 15th day of the seventh waxing moon. People believed that the spirits of ancestors are released to visit their relatives during this day. Believers prepare food not only for their ancestors but also to nourish spirits who have no living family to visit.