The Vegetarian Festival is one of the most famous annual events held in Phuket. Occurring on the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar, the celebration is part of the local Chinese community’s belief that abstaining from meat will bring peace of mind and good health. The festival includes many exciting ceremonies such as ‘fire-walking’ and ‘blade walking’, where the performer walks across a stepladder made of sharp iron blades. During the festivities, the community also gathers for a religious procession leading to the main shrine ‘Jui Tui’, during which many participants act as mediums and gods, with some puncturing themselves through the cheeks with knives and household objects believing that with the sacrifice the gods will protect them from future harm. This year will see two ninth lunar months, a once in 100 years occurrence, the Vegetarian Festival will be celebrated twice from 24 September to 2 October 2014 and again from 24 October to 1 November 2014.
In conjunction with taking part in the festival, Amari Phuket is launching a special ‘Hot Deal Package’ for a five-day, four-night stay in Superior Ocean Facing Rooms, Superior Ocean View Rooms or Deluxe Ocean View Rooms with an exclusive rate starting from only THB 11,520+++. Included in the package are complimentary round-trip airport transfers, 20% discount on the Breeze Spa treatments and laundry service, as well as food and beverage. In addition, during Vegetarian Festival months from 24 September to 1 November 2014, delectable vegetarian dishes will be served as part of the breakfast buffet and will also be available to order throughout the day. This package is available for booking from now to 31 October 2014.
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