This is just crazy, nuts.
The Independent explains the festival HERE:
A traditional 10 day vegetarian festival is underway across Thailand, as people across the country carry out a range of celebrations marking a 150 year tradition.
The festival, which is focused on Phuket, celebrates the belief that abstinence from meat and various stimulants during the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar will help people obtain good health and peace of mind
Devotees of some groups walk amid exploding firecrackers, self flagellate and carry out shocking self-mutilations, pushing guns, swords and knives through parts of their faces.
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