I want to introduce me self.
My name is Gerrit Tienkamp (Nickname Peter.bkk) a Dutchmen.
Born in Eindhoven / The Netherlands.
Living for many years in Asia. (Thailand and Cambodia).
Living before in the center of the Netherlands (Rhenoy-Betuwe).
I'm the most Social Guy of the Planet.
Try to make everybody happy.
Sunday, October 11, 2015
#Phuket Vegetarian Festival 2015 October 15 – 23
October 15 – 23, 2015 at Kathu & Cherng Talay Shrines
The Phuket Vegetarian Festival is a colourful event held over a
nine-day period in October, celebrating the Chinese community’s belief
that abstinence from meat and various stimulants during the ninth lunar
month of the Chinese calendar will help them obtain good health and
peace of mind.
Though the origins of the festival are unclear, it is commonly
thought that the festival was bought to Phuket by a wandering Chinese
opera group who fell ill with malaria while performing on the island.
They decided to adhere to a strict vegetarian diet and pray to the
Nine Emperor Gods to ensure purification of the mind and body. To
everyone’s amazement the opera group made a complete recovery. The
people celebrated by holding a festival that was meant to honour the
gods as well as express the people’s happiness at surviving what was, in
the 19th century, a fatal illness. Subsequently the festival has grown
and developed into a spectacular yearly event that is attended by
thousands with participants flying in from China and other Asian