Sunday, January 18, 2009

Kitchen Deity Reports to Jade Emperor tomorrow

According to the lunar calendar, the 24th day of the 12th moon for this year falls on tomorrow. It is the day the Chinese are sending their deities to the heavenly realm and they will only return to Earth on the 4th day of Chinese New year.

As I have written in my post last year, the kitchen deity, Zhaoqun, is the one who will report to the Jade Emperor about what had happened in every household for the whole year, be they good or bad things. It is believed that the purpose of offering Nian Gao, a sweet glutinous rice cake which is sweet, to the Kitchen Deity is to bribe the deity so that he will report only the good things to the Jade Emperor and leave out all the bad ones.

Have a happy journey to heavenly realm, Kitchen Deity.

1 comment:


This is the first time that I've heard of a Kitchen Deity. Kewl! ;P

Thanks for sharing!