More than 5,000 people are expected to attend Pattaya’s annual Vegetarian Festival Oct. 14-24 at the Sawang Boriboon Thammasathan Foundation in Naklua.
As per tradition, a communal meal for 5,000 attendees will be Khao Phat Thip 85 Pans. It will be cooked up in 85 frying pans by 85 cooks to celebrate HM the King’s upcoming 85th birthday. The dish contains specially ordered Kiam Le drops as well as ginkgo and cashew nuts, bell peppers, shiitake mushrooms, died bean curd and vegetarian seasoning. It will be served with 5,000 peaches.
The dragon dances in front of Mike Shopping Mall at last year’s Vegetarian Festival.
A dual-pronged “Kiew Aung Huk Jow” and “Bhodistava” parade kicks off at 12:29 p.m. Oct. 14 at Bali Hai Pier and running up Walking Street. The parade group then splits, with half following Beach Road to Central Road and turning right. The second branch travels along Second Road, stopping at Mike Shopping Mall for a dragon show, then meeting the first group at Central Road.
Reunited, the groups move to Third Road and then jump on buses to go to the Sawang Boriboon headquarters to open the food fest.
Attendees are encouraged to dress in white.