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The Thailand vegetarian festival always falls on the first days of the ninth Chinese lunar month. While celebrated across Thailand the centre & most spectacular display of the festival is Phuket. Firewalking, body piercing and other acts of self mortification undertaken by participants acting as mediums of the gods, have become more spectacular and daring as each year goes by. Men and women puncture their cheeks with various items including knives, skewers and other household items. It is believed that the Chinese gods will protect such persons from harm, and little blood or scarring results from such mutilation acts. This is definitely not recommended for the faint hearted to witness (see pics in this link).

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