On the 9th lunar month of the Chinese calendar, usually October.
One of Thailand’s most unique and lively events, the Vegetarian Festival - also known as the Nine Emperor Gods Festival - has its origins in Chinese culture. It is believed that abstinence from meat and stimulants will bring about good health and peace of mind to individuals and the community. Thus, a lot of Thai people, especially those of Chinese lineage, will restrict themselves to only a vegetarian diet for nine days and nine nights as a form of purification of a person’s body, mind, and spirit.
In Phuket, which is Thailand’s most popular place to experience the Vegetarian Festival, stunning rituals take place in which devotees said to be in a trance-like state perform breath-taking feats of self-mutilation like body piercing, walking on hot coals, and climbing razor sharp ladders to demonstrate their devotion to the gods and ancestors. The Phuket Vegetarian tradition supposedly began in 1825.
Taking part in worship rituals, observing a vegan diet, venerating the emperor gods, street processions of God images and of celebrants, fire-walking ritual, and crossing a bridge of purification at these notable locations. Some offer vegetarian dishes free of charge throughout the nine or 10 days.
FIN FOOD MARKET
From 4th to 8th October. 4pm to midnight. @Central Chiang Mai
ฟินมาแล้วเน้อ! FIN FOOD FESTIVAL จะพา คนเจียงใหม่ ไปตะลุยกินในดินแดนแห่งความอร่อย รวมแล้วกว่า 60 ร้านดังทั่วประเทศ บอกเลยปีนี้ทุกร้านที่มา #ถูกใจสายกิน แบบคุณแน่นอน
เริ่มต้นความฟินด้วย Daily's Dough, ILy Bakery, ดีคัพไอศกรีม - D’CUP Icecream : Thaixotic Ice Cream, Boobun mini : Chiangmai チビ ミニ , Sugarbakeryy, หมีอิ่ม Meeimm พิซซ่าญี่ปุ่นพันไม้, ต.เนื้อย่างอนนทัวร์, ข้าวโพดคลุกเนย, แม่หมีมีชีส, ไก่กร๊อบกรอบ, CraftHarry, ลุงหิน BBQ, ไส้ย่างสันป่าข่อย, Seoul Sweet และร้านสุดฟินอีกเพียบ พร้อมเครื่องดื่มสุดคูล กิจกรรมพิเศษจาก chang cold brew cool club
เริ่ม 4-8 ต.ค.นี้ เวลา 16:00-00:00 น.
WINE EXHIBITION CHIANGMAI
October 6th at 18:00 @Mövenpick Suriwongse Hotel Chiang Mai
Northern Thailand's Grandest Wine Extravaganza is Here! Join Us at the Largest Wine Exhibition.
Prepare your senses for an extraordinary wine affair as we proudly present the largest wine exhibition in Northern Thailand! With over 90 world-class wine labels and a mouthwatering array of gourmet delights, this event promises an unforgettable journey of taste and elegance.
Discover the World Through Wine: Embark on a global wine adventure right here in the North. Experience the rich flavors and stories behind more than 90 carefully selected wine labels from renowned vineyards across the world. Each bottle is a testament to the artistry of winemaking.
Culinary Delights to Satisfy Every Palate:
Complementing the wines is an exquisite selection of culinary delights. From delectable appetizers to gourmet main courses, our food offerings are expertly crafted to enhance your wine experience. Sip, savor, and relish the harmonious symphony of flavors.
Prizes Galore, the North's Largest:
But the excitement doesn't end with wine and food. Our wine exhibition boasts an impressive array of special prizes, making it the largest wine-related prize event in Northern Thailand. Could you be the lucky winner?
Oct 6,2023 from 18.00 - 21.00 Hrs.
At Mövenpick Suriwongse Hotel Chiang Mai
Price: 850 Baht per person
Line Official: @movenpickchiangmai
Tel. +66 53 270 051
CrossFit Barbell Beauties
October 7th, 2023 @Chiang Mai
CrossFit Chiang Mai and Barbell Beauties are teaming up to host a Women’s only fitness competition. Get ready to celebrate the strenght, empowerment and grit of women. There will be 2 categories: Advanced and Open. This competition has been designed to suit all fitness levels. Registration from August 1st on their Facebook page.
SELF FACIAL MASSAGE & GUASHA
October 7th, 10:30 to 12.00 @Cinder And Smoke (Duration: 1 hr 30 min)
Elevate Your Self-Care Routine! Join Our Self Facial Massage & Guasha Workshop
Discover the Art of Self-Facial Massage and Guasha
Benefits of Self Facial Massage:
Benefits of Self Facial Guasha:
Your Facilitator, Panida Thongsui:
With over five years of experience as the owner of Heart N Soul Massage shop, Panida Thongsui is a seasoned expert in the world of wellness. Her passion for self-care and holistic health led her to establish Heart N Soul Wellness, a spa consultant company that specializes in promoting well-being and relaxation. Panida brings her extensive knowledge and dedication to help you unlock the secrets of self-care and achieve a radiant, balanced life.
Date: October 7th, 2023 (Saturday) From 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Venue: Cinder and Smoke Cafe
Workshop Fee: 550 Baht
(Plus, enjoy a 50 Baht coupon for a refreshing drink on us!)
******Limited spaces for 9 spots only.****
Don't miss this chance to pamper yourself and boost your self-care routine. Book your spot today!
To register or for more information, contact:
FB: Heart N Soul Wellness
Line Official: https://lin.ee/CTVReGT
FREE YOGA CLASS
October 7th, from 10:30 to 11:30 @Samathan Yoga Chiangmai
Duration: 1 hr
Come down for a FREE yoga class every Saturday 10:30 to 11:30 at Samathan!
We will provide ten yoga mats on site for the first ten reservations. For later bookings, please feel free to join and bring your own yoga mats.
Afterwards share some tea and chat on the mezzanine overlooking the beautiful Doi Suthep!
Looking forward to practicing yoga together!
DM for booking
WhatsApp: +66 926668588 (didi)
OR Thailand Grand Prix 2023
27-29 October 2023 @Chang International Circuit, Buri Ram
This is the fourth MotoGP event taking place in the Northeastern province of Buri Ram. The event is the 17th of the 20-race calendar. Francesco Bagnaia of Ducati currently leads the 2023 MotoGP season’s world championship standings with 194 points, followed by Ducati-Pramac’s Jorge Martin with 159 points, and Ducati-VR46’s Marco Bezzecchi with 158 points.
Tickets for the event are available for purchase at 7-Eleven stores or at www.allticket.com. Fans are offered a range of seating options, including the Grand Stand, Marquez Stand, Quartararo Stand, Chantra Stand, and Side Stand.
Pattaya Bikini Beach Race 2023
October 28th @Pattaya
This yearly event promisses to be the biggest and most sexy beach running event in Thailand. Depart will be from Central Festival Pattaya Beach. Applications open now, contact their Facebook page: Pattaya Bikini Beach Race.
TEA TASTING #8, The Many Aromas of Black Teas - part 2: oolong meets black.
29 october from 13:30 to 16:00 @Iris Café, Nimman. (Event by Chiang Mai Tea Club)
Duration: 2 hr 30 min
* Please book in advance, limited seats: send email to [email protected] to register * Join us to drink tea, eat cake and have a chat!
This selection of teas are all a cross between oolong and black tea:
All have unusual and interesting tastes, ranging from cacao and caramel, to red fruits.
275 baht / people for 2 and a half hours, including snacks.