The Vegetarian Festival originated in China, according to Taoist tradition, and lasts for nine days and nine nights in the ninth lunar month. In Southeast Asia, it has become a tradition in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand. This year, the festival runs from Sunday until Oct 23. In the Central Region of Thailand, tourists can visit any of the 19 participating provinces.
Bangkok:A vegetarian food fair and cooking demonstrations will be held in Chinatown from the Odeon Circle to Chalerm Buri intersection. Religious ceremonies and a vegetarian food fair will also take place near Ji Jeen Koh Shrine by the Chao Phraya River in Klong San district.
Nonthaburi:Wat Boromracha Kanchanaphisek (Leng Noei Yi 2) in Bang Bua Thong district will offer free vegetarian food and present a cooking exhibition of vegetarian Asean food, a lion dance, a flower float parade and religious ceremonies. There will also be a vegetarian food fair at Ruam Jai Market, Muang Thong Thani.
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