Blood and piercing rituals during Thai Vegetarian Festival
Bang Saphan, Thailand. 11th October 2013 -- A young Thai woman has both her cheeks pierced by two steel rods on which are hung yellow flags as she parades with others through Bang Saphan during the annual 10-day vegetarian festival. -- Thai devotees of Chinese Buddhism paraded through the southern town of Bang Saphan in Prachuap Khiri Khan, offering blessings to Chinese shopkeepers and performing blood and piercing rituals as they observed the annual 10-day vegetarian festival.
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