7 Thai Festivals Full of Color and Spectacle ...

No matter what time of year you venture to Thailand, there are so many Thai festivals throughout the calendar, your visit is bound to coincide with a fabulous event. Thai festivals are colorful, fascinating and sometimes bizarre, but always huge fun.

1. Vegetarian Festival – 23 September - 3 October 2014

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To demonstrate that Thai festivals are for every occasion is the Vegetarian Festival. However, it is not the vegetables and vegetarianism which people flock to see; it is the mutilation which people perform on themselves which has become synonymous with the festival. People pierce their flesh using random objects, in order to show their devotion to God. A stunning spectacle, if somewhat gruesome at times.

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