Phuket Vegetarian Festival 2023

Oct 7, 2023 | What's On

Join us this month as we celebrate the Phuket Vegetarian Festival at Naka Weekend Market.
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Lets Celebrate The Phuket Vegetarian Festival

This month Phuket hosts its famous Vegetarian festival (or the Nine Emporer Gods Festival). This is a once a year event focused around the ninth Lunar month, and is certainly one of the more extreme celebrations that you are likely to see in Thailand.

When Is The Vegetarian Festival On?

The festival begins on Sunday, Oct 15th – Tuesday, Oct 24th

Phuket Vegetarian Festival 2023 - Naka Weekend Market

During this period, devotees and those wanting to celebrate the festival will don traditional white clothing and begin to assemble around the major shrines around the island. The celebrations include certain acts meant to invoke the gods, which includes body piercing, firewalking, and more. Some of the body piercing is not for the feint hearted but it is an unforgetable experience and a great example of what faith and religion mean to the Thai people.

Vegetarian Food At Naka Weekend Market

During the Phuket Vegetarian Festival, you can join us at Naka Weekend Market on both weekends for the best Vegetarian street food selection on the island. We have so many stores with different Vegetarian dishes and snacks, tasty fruits from all over Thailand, some amazing shops, entertainment zones and live music from our resident band.

How To Find Naka Market?

You can find us easily on Google Maps, just check out the map below.

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