Similar to Italians, Thais cook mainly with fresh products from the weekly market. Supermarket cuisine only works if freshness is guaranteed. This is usually not the case, as much comes from Chinese cultivation areas, which one does not trust because of massive use of pesticides. At the local weekly markets, you know each other, rely on each other and can try and touch everything undisturbed. Read more
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A “Mah Song” swinging a flag. The main protagonists of the vegetarian festival are the Mah Song. Chosen by the Chinese emperor gods they appear as the media on the occasion of these special days. In honor of the event, the visit of these 9 divinities is embodied by them.
At the beginning of the ceremonies, they move themselves under magic drum music with the smoke of burning herbs and intoxicating substances into trance. Read more
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According to tradition, the Vegetarian Festival originated in Kathu/Phuket. Phuket was formerly a jungle island, inhabited by a few families who lived from fishing. The rise of Phuket began with immigrant South Chinese who knew how to capitalize on the rich tin deposits. Read more
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