Vegetarian Food Festival in Thailand

Markets, VeganCrush | 10/11/2015 | By

Vegetarian Festival (Thailand)

One of the best time of the year in Thailand is the Vegetarian Food Festival also called “Tesagan Gin Je” (pronounced “Jay Festival”) . It starts at the second week of october and last for 10 days. Chinatown is the gathering point for the festivities, and you will find rows of temporary stalls selling a wide variety of dishes from sweet cakes to noodle soups. Although it is called the vegetarian festival, the diet is strictly vegan, as the requirements include giving up all meat products for nine days as a way to cleanse your body. Rules also state that you should wear white from head to toe, but this is not as widely practiced outside temples. During this period you will see many yellow flags all around Thailand and that means the vendors are selling “Je” food which makes it much easier to spot the vegan goodies. Wish it could be that way all year-long.