Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Ready for the Kitchen God to report?

Next Friday, the 23rd, the Kitchen God returns to heaven to report to the Jade Emperor on the family's behavior during the year.

Traditionally Chinese families had a good dinner to send him off with a good report, and might make an offering of sweets or smear honey on his lips so he will say sweet things to the Jade Emperor about the family, or he may be fed sticky things (like nian gao rice cakes) so that his mouth is stuck and he can not say much of anything! (Think about how much you can say with a spoonful of peanut butter in your mouth.)

No comments: