Saturday, October 31, 2009

The Bloody Vegetarian Festival in Thailand

The annual festival traces its origin back to the early 1800's when Chinese tin miners and others who had been stricken with disease recovered by adhering to a strict vegetarian diet.

A devotees of the Jui Tui Chinese Shrine has his face pierced prior to a street procession at the Vegetarian Festival Saturday, in Phuket, Thailand.


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