The Vegetarians Festival takes
place every year in Phuket, bringing the
auto-mutilation amateurs on streets.
it is celebrated in the
after the Chinese calendar.
participants to the festival believe in the sacred
rituals, reason for which they auto-mutilate as a
sacrifice and absolutely purification of the mind
but of the body also.
days before the holiday, the participants begin to
eat vegetarian products only, to pray and
auto-mutilate, sticking all types of sharp
instruments, anywhere in body.
important moment of the ceremony is to walk through
the most bizarre and colourful festivals in the
world take place close to Bangkok. Here, the tattoos
are highly appreciated. The
Thailand festival of tattoos takes place in the
March month of every year, in the War Bang Phra
Temple from the Nakhon Chai Si city. During the
festival, the Thais come back to temple to
energetically recharge their tattoos.Like the
vegetarians festival from Phuket, or like the one of the
piercings, hundreds of fireworks opened the festival in a
ritual of fertility. In the Thai culture, the tattoos have a
protective role, too.
a mix of Cabalistic symbols or represent animals
like the monkey or the tiger. The Flowers Festival
takes place in February, in Chiang Mai.
hills of this place are an ideal natural habitat for
a large variety of tropical flowers. The most of
them bloom earlier, in January-February, and the
land is covered by this spectacular landscape with
colourful flowers such as: the African Marigold, the
Ban Chun, the Celosia, the Globe Amaranth and roses
like Uang Dok Lek.
As special events we mention the
Miss Flower procession of flowers floating,
agricultural exhibitions, flowers contests, floral
arrangements contest and the sale of horticultural
products by the locals including groups of farmers’
wives from districts of Chiang Mai.
Thailand festivals is the Candles Festival: Khao
Phansa is the time when all the Buddhist monks
remain in temples.
Ratchathani, the Candle Festival lights the talents of the
beeswax candles of different shape and seize are
exposed in processions around the city before being
presented to the local temples. The circumference of
some candles produced by the Ubon Ratchathani
residents is about the size of a man’s head.
the time, these gifts developed in candles
artistically made that are now presented. Objects
that produce light, like candles, flashlights or the
oil lamps are considered to be some special
important objects as it is thought to light the
monks, physical and spiritually.
presentations are being held every year. As special
events we mention honorific events and a reception
for the royal candle conferred by his majesty, the
Candle show, the candles contest, traditional North-Eastern
meals for tourists, called Pha Khao Laeng, the procession of
candles for the people dressed in local suits and dancing in
the tone of the North-Eastern music with dances like: Fon
Phu Tai and Ram Klong Yao.