Phuket Vegetarian festival
It held on the first through the ninth nights of the
ninth Chinese lunar month; is in September or October.
It was the first celebration in 1825, when a troupe
of actors enacted these rites toward off a plague.
At the mean time, people will eat only vegetarian
foods, importantly, there is the most popular activity
is well-known as " Self -multiration " which
practiced by those whose bodies become the temporary
residence of powerful gods. Parades of worshippers
brave fireworks while carrying images through the
street; some walk on fire or climb bladed ladders.
Participants number in the thousands .The whole forms
one of the most bizarre festivals in Thailand.
Por Tor Festival
This is an ancestor's festival of the ethnic Chinese
that falls on the seventh Chinese lunar month, which
is the same as the ninth lunar month of the Thais.
Special foods, flowers and candles are presented to
the ancestor's altars. Cakes in the shape of turtles
are made from flour. This is done because turtles
live to great age and it is believed that by making
such offering worshippers may extend the length of
their lives. It is an important merit-makingfestival.
Chao Le Boat Floating Festival
It is settled during the middle of the sixth and eleventh
lunar months yearly. The festival is held at the Chao
Le, or Sea Gypsy, villages in Phuket. The Rawai and
Sapam villages hold their ceremonies on the 13th;
Sire village celebrates on the 14th; and the village
at Laem La (east of the bridge on Phuket's northern
tip) celebrates on the 15th. Ceremonies, which is
the center around the setting adrift of small boats
similar to the Thai Festival of Loy Krathong, are
held at night and their purpose is to drive away evil
and to bring good luck to them.They will clip their
fingernail and strands of hair put in the little boats
before being released, along with little dolls fashioned
from wood. Afterwards, the villagers perform their
famous dance round their own boats, called the Ram
Laguna Phuket Triathlon
This annual year end event sees the world's top trial
athletes and hundreds of amateurs competing for prize
money and placing on the world triathlon circuit.
The course, which includes swimming, bicycling, and
running through the beautiful natural surroundings
of Laguna Phuket in Tambon Choeng Thale, takes from
two-and-a-half to five hours to complete.
Thao Thep Krasatri-Thao Sri
The festival is held on 13 March yearly in memory
of the two heroines who led the defense of the island
against the Burmese in 1785.
Turtle Release Fair
The turtle release fair is held on Songkran festival,
the nationwide Thai water festival, on April 13. It
is also the National Fisherman's Day. Baby turtles
are released into the sea at various locations.
Tourist Season Opening Festival
It's usually called the Patong Carnival in English
according to the place where celebrations occur, and
is held on November 1. There are many stalls with
merchandise and food, parades, sports event, and a
beauty competition for foreign tourists. The festival
is held to cement solidarity among the government,
the private business sector, and the people.
Phuket King's Cup Regatta
It was the first held in 1987 in honour of His Majesty's
60th birthday. The King of Thailand is a noted boating
enthusiast and yachts come from around the world to
participate in the competition, which is the largest
and most popular in Southeast Asia. It is held yearly
on the anniversary of His Majesty's birthday, 5 December.
Site of the regatta is Nai Han Bay.