The lunar month of September has arrived, and with it comes the Phuket Vegetarian Festival. The vegetarian festival lasts for 9 days, and it has more to do with religion than celebrating vegetarianism. Devotees will commit themselves to a vegetarian diet for this period for the reason of keeping themselves "pure". This year the festival starts on 11 October to 19 October. For more information about the history of this festival you can visit this page.