From sausages made of tofu to traditional Chinese opera see the sights of Thailand’s Vegetarian Festival 2010. Photos by Apichart Jinakul & Pawat Laopaisarntaksin
11 OCT 2010

Vegetarian Festival 2010

From sausages made of tofu to traditional Chinese opera see the sights of Thailand’s Vegetarian Festival 2010. Photos by Apichart Jinakul & Pawat Laopaisarntaksin

 
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Vegetarian Festival 2010
Yellow flags mark the Vegetarian Festival.
Vegetarian Festival 2010
Bangkok Governor Sukhumbhand Paribatra beats a drum to mark the beginning of the Vegetarian Festival.
Vegetarian Festival 2010
A grocer sells raw ingredients used in vegetarian dishes.
Vegetarian Festival 2010
Mock meat is used to produce various foods that resemble items such as sausages.
Vegetarian Festival 2010
Worship of the goddess Guan Yin is another aspect of the festival.
Vegetarian Festival 2010
Chefs have become adept at disguising mock meats and tofu as other foods such as these eggs.
Vegetarian Festival 2010
Or even a whole fish!
Vegetarian Festival 2010
Participants celebrate the festival by wearing white and eating only vegetarian food for nine days.
Vegetarian Festival 2010
Other activities at the festival include performances of traditional Chinese opera.