The Pho Tho, or Hungry Ghost Festival, takes place every year in Phuket from the 15th evening of the 7th month of the Chinese lunar calendar. The Pho Tho Festival marks the day that the spirits will be released to return to visit their relatives. As such, the Chinese people organise a ceremony to worship their ancestors’ spirits as well as decorate the shrines of their houses. For those spirits that do not have any relatives, each house will arrange a shrine with sweetmeats at the back of the house. During the parade in Phuket Town, people carry red turtles, which is the symbol of good luck, fortune, and long life.
Map showing location of Por Tor Hungry Ghost Festival in Phuket Town:
GPS Coordinates: 7.884720, 98.391433