Although very common in Phuket during the Thai Vegetable Festival, Yesterday, I finally witnessed the Chinese Taoist practice of self-mutilation right here in Pattaya. This group was going from business to business – with strings of firecrackers before them, scaring off the evil spirits, sprinkling holy water and prayers. The official start of the Festival in Pattaya will begins today on Oct 12th –14th. I am not sure I will be able to get some shots as the traffic will be madding – and I really hate crowds. Here’s a
of the group I saw.