Vegetarian Festival 2 – The “Mah Song”

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

Vegetarian Festival – Festival of the Nine Emperor Gods

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.
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