Carp release on “Ong Cong - Ong Tao” – A cultural beauty of Vietnamese people Society

Carp release on “Ong Cong - Ong Tao” – A cultural beauty of Vietnamese people

The Vietnamese traditional New Year (Tet) festival actually begins on the 23rd of the last month of the lunar year, which falls on January 25 this year, with the “Ong Cong - Ong Tao” (Land Genie and Kitchen Gods) ritual. On this day, people cook or buy many delicacies to offer to the gods. It is also a tradition to release live carps in rivers and lakes as a sign of good deed to invite good luck.
Wildlife release tour promotes conservation of nature Environment

Wildlife release tour promotes conservation of nature

“Going home” - a free tour at Cuc Phuong National Park in the northern province of Ninh Binh launched in March - allows tourists to release animals back into nature, thereby helping spread the message of nature conservation among the public. For the first time in a national park in Vietnam, visitors can join authorities in releasing rescued animals back into their natural habitat.
Vietnam calls for release of Mali’s transitional leaders World

Vietnam calls for release of Mali’s transitional leaders

Vietnam calls for the safety and release of the Malian transitional government’s leaders and officials who were arrested by the military, Nguyen Phuong Tra, Minister Counsellor, Deputy Permanent Representative of Vietnam to the United Nations told an UN Security Council (UNSC)’s video teleconference on May 26.
Tet starts as people release carps for Kitchen God Culture - Sports

Tet starts as people release carps for Kitchen God

People in Hanoi release carps to give Ong Cong – Ong Tao (Land Genie and the Kitchen Gods) a ride to Heaven to deliver an annual report on the household’s activities to the God of Heaven today. This is one of the most sacred and meaningful annual events that officially starts the traditional Tet (Lunar New Year).