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Tet red carps see off Kitchen Gods today, bring blessings

Tet red carps see off Kitchen Gods today, bring blessings

Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 15:16 GMT+7
A basinful of
A basinful of "ca chep do" (red carps,) intended to serve as votive offering to Ong Tao (Kitchen Gods) on the 23rd day of the lunar year's last month, which falls on February 11, 2015
A signboard at the entrance to Thuy Tram Red Carp Craft Village, located in the northern province of Phu Tho.
A signboard at the entrance to Thuy Tram Red Carp Craft Village, located in the northern province of Phu Tho.
The ponds in Thuy Tram Village where red carps are raised.
The ponds in Thuy Tram Village where red carps are raised.
A pond full of red carps in Thuy Tram Village.
A pond full of red carps in Thuy Tram Village.
Red carps are stored in a tank after being harvested from ponds to wait for customers and traders to pick them up.
Red carps are stored in a tank after being harvested from ponds to wait for customers and traders to pick them up.
Basinfuls of red carps add colors to the Tet market sessions in the northern province of Phu Tho.
Basinfuls of red carps add colors to the Tet market sessions in the northern province of Phu Tho.
A peddler is seen putting a live red carp into a nylon bag for customers to take a pick.
A peddler is seen putting a live red carp into a nylon bag for customers to take a pick.
A basinful of gorgeous-looking, equal-sized red carps raised in Thuy Tram Village.
A basinful of gorgeous-looking, equal-sized red carps raised in Thuy Tram Village.

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