Por Tor – The Chinese Hungry Ghost Events 2019

Where: All Chinese Shrines in Phuket Island, ,
When: Thursday, August 1, 2019 - Thursday, August 29, 2019
The Ghost Festival falls on the 15th day of the 7th lunar month –  15 August 2019.

The residents of Phuket honor the traditions of the Chinese minority who leave on the island.
The acknowledgment of the local Chinese culture created a civil tolerance between the two nations that allows the Chinese to celebrate, every year, the Por-Tor festival.

The events take place during the seventh month of the Chinese calendar (July – August, different dates). The festival symbols the opening of hell’s gates and the liberation of the restless evil ghosts that are called “hungry ghosts”.

According to the belief, the soul of the “hungry ghost” bears a grudge to the dead so it is necessary to compensate them in every possible way. Thus, during the holyday, the Chinese family brings offerings to the dead family members. The offerings are colored cakes of a turtle shape.

The turtle symbols long life, so when it is offered to the “hungry ghost” the chance of the person who make the offer to live long life increases. The ceremonies take place in all the Chinese shrines in Phuket.

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Please note that the details of the event are subject to change. We strongly recommended that you check with the organizers before making any travel arrangements.
 

Event Related Information

Contact details:
TAT Tourist Information Centres in Thailand
1600 New Phetburi Road, Makkasan,
Rajatevee, Bangkok 10310.
Phone: +66 2250 5500
Fax : +66 2250 5511
Contact Email:

Country Information

Capital:
Bangkok
Currency:
baht (THB)
Voltage and Frequency:
220V 50Hz
Dialing country code:
+66
Time Zone:
(UTC+7)
UTC+7 ,Summer (UTC+7)
Language:
Thai, English (secondary language of the elite), ethnic and regional dialects.
Location:
Southeastern Asia, bordering the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand, southeast of Myanmar (Burma).
Information email:
Tourist website:
Information address:
Tourism Authority of Thailand 1600 New Phetchaburi Road, Makkasan, Ratchathevi , Bangkok 10400, THAILAND Tel: 662 250 5500 , TAT Call Center 1672
Climate:
Tropical; rainy, warm, cloudy southwest monsoon (mid-May to September); dry, cool northeast monsoon (November to mid-March); southern isthmus always hot and humid.
Thailand background and overview
A unified Thai kingdom was established in the mid-14th century. Known as Siam until 1939, Thailand is the only Southeast Asian country never to have been taken over by a European power. A bloodless revolution in 1932 led to a constitutional monarchy. In alliance with Japan during World War II, Thailand became a US ally following the conflict. Thailand is currently facing armed violence in its three Muslim-majority southernmost provinces.
[Courtesy of The World Factbook]

City Information

In-country dialing code:
76
Longitude:
98.4°
Latitude:
7.88333°

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