For most Vietnamese, Tet (Lunar New Year festival) has actually begun with the
Ong Cong - Ong Tao (Land Genie and Kitchen Gods) ceremony on the 23rd of
the last month of the lunar year, which falls on February 1 this year.On
this day, every family is busy staging a farewell ceremony for the Land
Genie and the Kitchen Gods on their yearly visit of Heaven.