Photo Album: Por Tor Festival Parade in Phuket

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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