Tet tradition honors Kitchen Gods – Vietnam's traditional cultural beauty

Monday, Feb 12 2018, 14:42
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QTV - On the 23rd of  Lunar December every year, with the aim of expressing sincere honor to Kitchen Gods, Vietnamese people often make offerings to these gods. This is also a good chance for families to gather after a busy and hardworking year .

Poeple buy carps for the Tao festival
People buy carps for the Kinchen Gods' festival

 

Offerings to the Kitchen Gods' festival.
Offerings prepared to the Kitchen Gods.

 

People release carps to wish for luck.
People release carps to wish for luck.

At 7 a.m on the 23rd of lunar December, many people hurriedly bought carps at Ha Long Market No.1 . This is indispensable to Kitchen God’s farewell ceremony on their visit of Heaven, with the hope that the gods will bring good things to families in the new year. In modern life, the worship to the Kitchen Gods  is simple but still formal. After the Kitchen God’s farewell ceremony, the carps will be released to ponds and lakes. This is human faith, making people towards a more honest life.
Translated by Thu Giang

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