Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Vegetarian Festival (kin Jay)_Thailand

Jay_flag Started about 150 years ago in the Kathu district,China. Come to Phuket from Chinese workers were settled in there. During the Chinese ninth lunar month (October) observe 10 days vegetarian diet. Vegetarian will cleansing and merit-making and wear white clothes.

Sacred rituals are performed at various Chinese shrines and temples and aesthetic displays such as walking barefooted over hot coals and ascending ladders with bladed rungs are performed by entranced devotees known as "Ma Song".

Kin Jay in Phuket and Bangkok China town is famous. They have big celebration by several ascetic displays, including fire-walking and ascending sharp-bladed ladder.

How to doing “Kin Jay” vegetarian festival?

1. Clean of body Kin-Jay-Thailand-flag
2. Clean kitchen
3. Wear white
4. No eat meat and animal products
5. No eat strong smelling vegetables such as onion, celery, garlic
and certain spices
6. No engaging in sex
7. No alcoholic drink
8. Not telling lies or killing

When you see the yellow flog and have red China character on restaurant that mean is “Vegetarian food”.

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