Thailand Vegetarian Festival 2017
Thailand – home to the largest overseas Chinese community in the world – is observing the annual Vegetarian Festival 2017 in honour of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej as the entire nation prepares to pay a final tribute to the beloved late King on the Royal Cremation Ceremony Day, on 26 October.
The Vegetarian Festival in Thailand is widely celebrated throughout the country, especially among the nine million Thai-Chinese population, who strictly observe a vegetarian or vegan diet for nine days and nights for the purposes of spiritual cleansing, merit-making, conferring good luck, and ensuring prosperity and long life.
This year, the
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