Sunday, October 25, 2009

Had Yai Vegetarian Festival : 18th - 26th October 2009






The Vegetarian Festival is an annual event held during the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar. It is believed that the vegetarian festival and its accompanying sacred rituals bestow good fortune upon those who religiously observe this rite. 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. Sacred rituals are performed at various Chinese shrines and temples and aesthetic displays such as walking barefooted over hot coals and ascending ladders with bladed rungs are performed by entranced devotees known as "Ma Song". (http://www.phuketvegetarian.com/index_eg.htm)

more in formations about Vegetarian Festival click here1 and here2

4 comments:

Leif Hagen said...

Looks like an exciting, exotic festival!

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

this is very interesting and cultural. thanks for sharing. I signed up as a follower and look forward to seeing and learning more about your area. well done.

DESS said...

Interesting. TQ for sharing...

BeachILike said...

I'm so scared to watch this when it comes to Vegetarian period.

Thanks for sharing na ka.