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Phuket, Events and Festivals held here


Thao Thep Krasattri and Thao Si Sunthon Fair  is held on March 13 every year to commemorate the two great heroines who rallied the Thalang people to repel Burmese invaders.


Vegetarian Festival  is held on the first day of the 9th lunar month (end Sept or early October). Phuket islanders of Chinese ancestry commit themselves to a 9-day vegetarian diet, a form of purification believed to help make the forthcoming year “trouble-free”. The festival is marked by several ascetic displays, including fire-walking and ascending sharp-bladed ladders.


Phuket King’s Cup Regatta is held in December. The Kata Beach Resort hosts international yachtsmen, largely from neighbouring countries who compete in the Kata Beach area for royal trophies.


Laguna Phuket Triathlon  is held in each December. The triathlon (a 1,800 - metre swim, a 5.5 -kilometre bike race and a 12-kilometre run and a 6 –kilometre fun run) attracts many athletes from all over the world


Phuket Travel Fair  starting from November 1, is usually called the Patong Carnival, from the place where celebrations occur. Colourful parades, sports events, and a beauty competition for foreign tourists are major activities.


Chao Le (Sea Gypsy) Boat Floating Festival falls during the middle of the sixth and eleventh lunar months yearly. The sea gypsy villages at Rawai and Sapam hold their ceremonies on the 13th; Ko Si-re celebrates on the 14th; and Laem La (east of the bridge on Phuket’s northern tip) on the 15th. Ceremonies, which centre around the setting adrift of small boats similar to the Thai festival of Loi Krathong, are held at night and their purpose is to drive away evil and bring good luck.

Local dishes include:

Fried or Boiled Noodle Dishes  usually with pork or chicken, are available at many noodle shops in the town such as Mi Ton Pho, Mi Sapam, Mi Ao Ke, Mi Hun Pa Chang, and etc.


Khanom Jeen a version of noodles taken at breakfast, usually served with a spicy curry sauce and fresh vegetables.


Nam Phrik Kung Siap  is a mixture of dried chili and smoked shrimps taken with various fresh vegetables.


Cashew nuts and pineapples are rarely grown in Phuket but are available all year round. The nuts are available dried, fried or coated.


Pad Kanaa Moo Grob is a dish with sauteed leafy green (similar to kale) and crispy pork.


Kao Man Gai is a simple dish of chicken and rice (usually infused with padanus leaves) that is sold at many small stands.


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