Thursday, June 11, 2009

Bizarre Celebrations | Thai Vegetarian Festival


Bizarre Celebrations

The Thai Vegetarian Festival has to be one of the more extreme out there, and it shows in the picture included, as many participants go through extreme body modification to which "purifies minds and bodies."
I think I'll stick with prune juice.

Besides getting the cheeks pierced with a variety of objects, other practices are being spiked in the body, walking on hot coals, and climbing ladders with bladed rungs on them.

Many of the participants are in trances as this happens.

Devotees believe they will receive good fortune for observing these practices.

Bizarre Celebrations

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