Vietnamese celebrate “Kitchen God Day” preparing for Tet

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A man prepares to release three golden carp from a bowl at Hoan Kiem Lake in the center of Hanoi on February 1, 2016 as Vietnamese celebrate "Kitchen God Day" in preparation for the Lunar New Year, or Tet, celebrations. Vietnamese will mark the Lunar New Year, this year the Year of the Monkey, along with many countries in east Asia, on February 8. Photo: AFP/Hoang Dinh Nam 
 
 A man prays as his friend prepares to release three golden carp from a bowl at Hoan Kiem Lake in the center of Hanoi on February 1, 2016. Photo: AFP/Hoang Dinh Nam 
 
 Golden carp are released into Hoan Kiem Lake in the center of Hanoi on February 1, 2016 as Vietnamese celebrate "Kitchen God Day" in preparation for the Lunar New Year, or Tet, celebrations. Photo: AFP/Hoang Dinh Nam
 
  People release golden carp into Hoan Kiem Lake in the center of Hanoi on February 1, 2016. Photo: AFP/Hoang Dinh Nam
 
  A man places votive papers, including Kitchen Gods hats and shoes, into the street to burn as an offering in downtown Hanoi on February 1, 2016. Photo: AFP/Hoang Dinh Nam
 
 A family burns votive papers, including Kitchen Gods hats and shoes, into the street to burn as an offering in downtown Hanoi on February 1, 2016. Photo: AFP/Hoang Dinh Nam
 
 A motorbike rides past as a family burns votive papers, including Kitchen Gods hats and shoes, as an offering along a street in downtown Hanoi on February 1, 2016. Photo: AFP/Hoang Dinh Nam
 
 A young woman burns votive papers, including Kitchen Gods hats and shoes, as an offering along a street in downtown Hanoi on February 1, 2016. Photo: AFP/Hoang Dinh Nam
 
  A woman burns votive papers, including Kitchen Gods hats and shoes, as an offering along a street in downtown Hanoi on February 1, 2016. Photo: AFP/Hoang Dinh Nam
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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