The Vegetarian Festival started about 150 years ago in the many places of Thailand, but especially more where the majority of the Chinese workers were settled in Thailand.In Thailand, this festival is called "thetsakan kin che"(Thai: เทศกาลกินเจ)They formed such a large portion of the community that a group of Chinese opera performers were hired to entertain them and their families.the Vegetarian Festival. It is celebrated throughout the entire country, but the festivities are at their height in Phuket, where about 35% of the population is Thai Chinese. It attracts crowds of spectators because of many of the unusual religious rituals that are performed.