Kathu Festival 2013


We remembered the excitement that we had when we visited here last year and were determined not to be late so we were there before the ' spectacular procession' - thinking the last time I was here was the Vegetarian Festival!


The setting was great - people were waiting and the spectators were lining the street - there was a beautifully decorated house where I stood which was decorated with a Chinese Style Shrine and behind it was a photograph of what looked like a newly married couple in the Cultural Baba dress - wonderful.

There were old style Chinese carts for ferrying people with immaculately dressed people inside waiting...

Then the drums began and then a marching band arrived - I did not know where I was for a short period! Then they started a tune which was a Nursery Rhyme and I was totally lost - a lot of fun.

Then...


the rain began...not too sure about the electric cables though...

The period that the rain lasted was short and we did manage to run back to the car and change Jemma's clothes and return to the Festival.

This certainly did dampen everyones spirits - even ours! Which soon picked up as I met Jamie - whose family was somewhere and he joined ours and the children who wanted to  play with Jemma - coconut walking and a Bamboo Gun were a real hit!


There were a number of places which were selling items which were typical to any market in Phuket Town BUT there were places selling 'unique' local cookery - does this mean Doremon and Angry Birds together OR the sausages!






 We tried to win a goldfish, bought a LEGO Chima and then promptly lost mummy...


Eventually we found each other as the moon began to rise and we made our way to Big Chicken for dinner - we had a lot of fun!