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Little New Year

Xiaonian, that falls a week before the lunar New Year, is additionally referred to as the days of the Kitchen God, the deity who oversees the ethical character of every household. The Kitchen God is then welcomed back by pasting a replacement paper image of him beside the stove. In one in all the foremost distinctive traditions of Spring competition, a paper image of the Kitchen God is burned on very little New Year, dispatching the god's spirit to Heaven to report on the family's conduct over the past year. The shut association of the Kitchen God with the Lunar New Year has resulted in Kitchen God competition being referred to as very little New Year. From this vantage purpose, the Kitchen God can oversee and defend the household for one more year. Though only a few families still create offerings to the Kitchen God on this present day, several ancient vacation activities are still very fashionable.