Phuket Vegetarian Festival
In the ninth lunar month, usually October, religious devotees known as Ma Song walk on hot coals and drive a variety of metal objects through their bodies. These feats are believed to deflect evil, and are part of a Chinese Buddhist–Taoist period of spiritual cleansing, when adherents abstain from meat, alcohol, and sex.
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