The Phuket Vegetarian Festival is a colorful event held in the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar. The duration is nine days and is visited by people all over the world. The Chinese community celebrates the belief that not eating meat during the month of the moon helps maintain good mental and physical health.
In Phuket several festivals are held in honor of a religious belief or just for fun. The Gay Festival and the Songkran Festival held simultaneously. Both are fun, great parties that celebrate the exuberance of life in Thai style.