In Thailand, this festival is called thetsakan kin che, the Vegetarian Festival. It is celebrated throughout the entire country. It attracts crowds of spectators because of many of the unusual religious rituals that are performed.
During a period of nine days, those who are participating in the festival dress all in white and ghin jeh, which has come to be translated as abstinence from eating meat, poultry, seafood, and dairy products. Vendors and proprietors of restaurants indicate that jeh food is for sale at their establishments by putting a yellow flag out with the word (jeh) written on it in red.
In Pattaya many restaurants and hotels have special menus with Vegetarian food and supermarkets sell various vegetarian food. The Sawang Boriboon Foundation (also by foreigners called the Chinese Temple) in Naklua organize religious ceremonies and the streets around the center have many food stalls all selling a variety of vegetarian dishes. Pattaya People visited the area and show here photos from the festival.