Vegetarian festival in Phuket start from early 19th century from Chinese who moved to work in mine industry and the community was growing so fast, the biggest Chinese community is located in Kathu. That's make 1 Chineses opera group settle and show all year round, after a while then some members has illness and they believed because they didn't worship to the 9 God Emperors also cannot travel back to China on time so they decided to pray and make a worship to the 9 God Emperor in Phuket, in Kathu district.
We are celebrating the Chinese community's belief to retain vegan for 9 days and 9 nights from 1st -9th of 9th lunar month of Chinese calendar which this year is 28th Sep - 07th October 2019 to purification ourselves, mind and spirit.
Right now the festival famous for "Street Procession" events that bring tourists and press from all over the world attend to this festival. You also can be a part of this with professional who knew the festival and knew a great spots for photos opportunity to take you around.
Feel free to contact us if you travel during that time of the year and want to know more details. The ceremony events calendar is update when we received all details from all shrines.