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Festival Takes Meat Off the Menu in Bangkok

Posted: Oct. 24th, 2012  |  By Michael Pearse
Vegetarian Festival
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Bangkok will celebrate its annual “Tesagin Kin Pak,” a 10-day vegetarian festival meant to cleanse the spirit and celebrating Buddhist tradition. With a history of over 150 years, the Thai-Chinese tradition reflects the western practice of Lent, complete with abstinence from vices and the consumption of meat.

BANGKOK--Thailand is not an easy country in which to be vegetarian. But once a year the country's avid meat eaters lay down their spicy meat stir-fries in favor of vegetables and meat substitutes.

During the annual 10-day “Tesagin Kin Pak” vegetarian festival, yellow flags representing Buddhism and good moral conduct flutter in the wind above entire neighborhoods, while tiny mobile street carts with a lone yellow flag advertise vegetarian-friendly food.

Glistening tofu, noodles with bean sprouts, desserts made with sesame and ginger and steaming hot vegetable broths abound.

Read More on chinapost.com.tw

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