Kitchen Gods

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Afraid that fish they release could be caught by others, some people in HCM City have paid a lot of money to rent boats to row to the middle of the Saigon River to free carp on the Day of the Kitchen Gods.

Kitchen Gods ceremony a tradition of Tet

The Vietnamese traditional New Year (Tet) festival actually begins on the 23rd of the last month of the lunar year, which falls on February 4 this year, with the “Ong Cong - Ong Tao” (Land Genie and Kitchen Gods) ritual.

Tet in a Hanoi family: Out with the old, in with the new

Tet is a magic time when ancient customs and beliefs live on, Thuy Duong tell us about how a family in Hanoi celebrates a typical traditional Tet.

Thang Long relic site hosts re-enactments of traditional Tet rituals

A range of traditional rituals for the Lunar New Year were re-enacted at the Thang Long imperial citadel relic site in Hanoi yesterday for audiences to witness a glimpse of what royal Tet celebrations were like in the past.

US Ambassador releases carps to see off Kitchen Gods

US Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel J. Kritenbrink on January 15 performed the Vietnamese traditional New Year ritual of releasing carps into a lake to bid farewell to the Kitchen Gods at Kim Lien pagoda in Hanoi.

Carp sales drying up as Kitchen Gods ritual goes green

Nguyen Thi Thuy Phuong, who sells carp, should be doing a roaring trade this time of year. Her store, however, is suffering a drought of customers.

Carp-shaped food items popular snacks on Kitchen Gods Day

A range of carp-shaped snacks including sticky rice and jelly are proving to be popular food items ahead of the annual Kitchen Gods Day, which falls on the 23rd day of the final month of the Lunar New Year, known locally as Tet.