In this Tet 2013, the traditional festival Kitchen God is one of the most outstanding events in the chain of Tet events organized by the Minister of Culture, Sport and Tourism in the capital city of Hanoi from Jan 30 to Feb 5.
This year, the Kitchen God Festival is performed by crafmen coming from Bat Trang Ceramic and Pottery Village that includes unique traditional rituals. First of all, the festival opens with the procession of the Vegetable Lord, who is made from rice husks and mud. This is nothing less than an impressive masterpiece of Bat Trang’s craftmen to celebrate the most important occasion of the year with Hanoi citizens.
Additionally, the most important procession of the event is procession of the giant carp, which is 3.5 meter long, and is composed of 12 trays of local specialties including Trung Cake, Giay Cake, green bean cake, Sìu candy, Cu Đơ candy, Cáy Cake, pomelo, and longan, etc.
The Kitchen God event starts off from Bat Trang Village with 9 palanquins, a huge team of young male and female processors and the whole team would parade around the area of Ly Thai To Statue and Ngoc Son Temple then stop at the Vietnam culture and arts exhibitions on Giang Vo Street where the flowers festival is happening.