around May yearly, this festival is designed to publicise the delicious
seafood of Phuket and attracts visitors during the rainy season.
Activities include a Marine Tourism Resources Parade, seafood stalls,
demonstrations of regional cuisines, and cultural shows.
is held from the 1st to the 9th day of the waxing moon of the 9th Chinese
calendar month, which falls roughly around September - October. During the
festival, people get their food from various shrines. Many rites and
rituals based on mythical beliefs are performed such as fire-walking and
climbing of ladders with knife-edged rungs. There are processions around
town with onlookers throwing firecrackers. The tradition is believed to
offer virtues to the gods and celestial beings to protect Phuket and its
King’s Cup Regatta
was first organised to celebrate the 60th birthday anniversary of His
Majesty the King, and it has now become a popular annual event held on
December 5, His Majesty ‘s birthday. Entries from all over the world
join to vie for the coveted trophy.