The Second Por Tor Parade 2013

SAM_8803The 2013 Por Tor Festival will end tomorrow, 4th September, with celebrations centered around Phuket Town’s main fresh market on Ranong Road and the Por Tor Kong Shrine near the intersection of Kra and Phuket Roads.

This past Friday, I once again joined a parade – marching in the procession that started from the Queen Sirikit Park and ended in the lane leading to Bangniaw School and abutting the Por Tor Kong Shrine.  At the end of the route, participants were given a plate of fried ang ku (the small red turtle cakes) and the crowds made food offerings of all sorts while listening to the mayor make a speech.  Indeed, I almost knocked over when the rain started and I tried to avoid the mass of people running to take cover!

For a change, I present my photo album of the event without commentary.  I hope you enjoy the shots!

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