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Photo: Radio Thailand Phuket

 

By The Phuket News

 

PHUKET: The Phuket Vegetarian Festival got underway yesterday afternoon (Oct 5) as every shrine taking part in the festival this year held the traditional ceremony to raise the Go Teng poles, welcoming the Jade Emperor and the Nine Emperor Gods to descend from the heavens.

 

The poles, tall slender trees gilded with gold-coloured paper, were all raised at the auspicious time of 5:09pm, indicating that the nine-day festival was quietly underway. The prayers, rituals and blessing ceremonies will begin today.

 

As the rain fell, participants at the main Jui Tui Shrine in Phuket Town hoisted their Go Teng high into the sky, joined by a host of Phuket officials including Phuket Governor Narong Woonciew, Vice Governors Pichet Panapong and Piyapong Choowong, Phuket Provincial Administration Organisation (PPAO, or OrBorJor) President Raweat areerob, among others.

 

Full story: https://www.thephuketnews.com/phuket-vegetarian-festival-gets-underway-81617.php

 

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-- © Copyright Phuket News 2021-10-06
 
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