Phuket Vegetarian Festival 2013 Calendar

Posted on September 24, 2013

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In case you are coming to Phuket in October, here is a schedule of each day event, in which temple events will occur, when and where the famous processions will happen. Remember to bring a mask for the smoke and ear protections as the firecrackers sound will leave you deaf for a day.
Dates | Time | Event | Location
Fri Oct 04 17.00 Opening Lantern pole rising ceremony at all shrines: (1) Sapam Shrine, (2) Samkong Shrine, (3) Ban Tha Rue Shrine, (4) Bang Neow Shrine, (5) Cherng Thalay Shrine, (6) Jui Tui Shrine, (7) Kathu Shrine,  (8) Yokkekeng Shrine, (9) Sui Boon Tong Shrine, (10) Saphan Hin Shrine

Mon Oct 07 07.00 Procession (1) Sapam Shrine
Procession (7) Kathu Shrine in the evening

Tue Oct 08 07.00 Procession (2) Samkong Shrine (outskirt town to downtown)

Wed Oct 09 07.30 Procession (3) Ban Tha Rue Shrine (north Phuket, not far from Heroine monument)
19.00 Procession (1) Sapam Village

Thu Oct 10 07.00 Procession (4) Bang Neow Shrine
07.30 Procession (5) Cherng Talay Shrine (out of town)
Evening 20.00 Fire walking (6) Jui Tui Shrine
20.00 Fire walking (3) Ban Tha Rue Shrine
21.00 Fire walking (10) Saphan Hin shrine
20.00 Fire walking (8) Yokkekeng Shrine
21.00 Fire walking (9) Sui Boon Shrine

Fri Oct 11 08.00 (6) Jui Tui Shrine
Evening 20.00 Blade ladder climbing (4) Bang Neow Shrine
20.00 Blade ladder climbing (2) Samkong Shrine
20.00 Blade ladder climbing (5) Cherng Talay Shrine
20.00 Nail bridge crossing (10) Saphan Shrines

Sat Oct 12 07.00 Procession (7) Kathu Shrine to Saphan Hin
07.00 Procession (8) Yokkekeng Shrine to join Kathu Procession
Evening 18.30 Procession (3) Ban Tha Rue Shrine (center of island)
20.00 Fire walking (4) Bang Neow, (2) Sam Kong and (5) Cherng Talay

Sun Oct 13 07.00 Procession (9) Sui Boon Tong Shrine
Afternoon 15.00 Fire walking (7) Kathu
Night Street procession All around Phuket town

Mon Oct 14 17.00 Closing Lowering lantern poles and ceremony closing at the end of the afternoon
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