Recently, a team of members of the Fresh Market Association, led by Nimit Areepong, met with PPAO Chief Executive Paiboon Upattising at the PPAO Office in Phuket Town to discuss the upcoming Por Tor Festival 2014. Also in attendance at the meeting were Secretary to PPAO Chief Executive – Winit Hongatikul and Council Member Supreeya Iam-wiwatanakul.
The Por Tor Festival, or Hungry Ghost Festival, is a tradition long observed by locals. This year the celebration is scheduled to take place on August 12th & 13th at the fresh market 1 and on Ranong Road, in Phuket City. Offerings for the Por Tor gods will be made on August 12th from 1pm onward. In the morning (9.30 am) of August 13, alms will be given to 87 monks.