Kuraburi celebrates the Vegetarian Festival

During the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar, the local Chinese community in Kuraburi and across Thailand, celebrates the Chinese Vegetaian Festival. According to their beliefs the abstinence from meat, sex, alcohol and other stimulants, helps the devotees obtain good healthand peace of mind.

The celebrations involve setting of and walking on firecrackers as well as self-mutilation.

Devotees with their cheeks pierced,

take part in procession, in celebration of the Chinese Vegetarian festival in Kuraburi. October 3, 2011.