The Pho Tho Festival marks the day that the spirits will be released to return to visit their relatives. As such, the Chinese people organise a ceremony to worship their ancestors’ spirits as well as decorate the shrines of their houses. For those spirits that do not have any relatives, each house will arrange a shrine with sweetmeats at the back of the house. During the parade in Phuket Town, people carry red turtles, which is the symbol of good luck, fortune, and long life.
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