Farewell Day for God of Stove is on Saturday, January 18, 2020

2019 Farewell Day for the God of Stove

The 24th lunar day of 12th lunar month is the Farewell Day for the God of the Stove. 2020 Chinese New Year Day is on Saturday, January 25, 2020. Chinese New Year Day is a new moon day, which is the first lunar day. 2020 is the Chinese White Metal Rat year. The lunar month of Pig Year before Chinese New Year has 30 days. Therefore, the 24th lunar day of 12th lunar month is Saturday, January 18, 2020.

Who is the God of the Stove? He is the god in charge of fire and stove in the Kitchen. Chinese call him as Zao Shen. He records people's daily behaviors and reports to the God of Heaven on the 24th of 12th lunar month. The legendary story about the God of the Stove tells more about him.

On the Farewell Day of 24th of 12th lunar month for the God of Stove, Chinese prepare lots of food, sacrificed meat, fruits and sweet rice cakes for The God of Stove. The purpose is to hope that The God of Stove saying something sweet to them at Heaven. Sweet rice is kind of sticky; so it can seam the mouth. The farewell meal must be served in the early morning, because returning to heaven is a long way trip. The God of Stove must leave in the morning. So he can arrive heaven on the same day.

The God of Stove will stay in the heaven about 10 days. He will return from the heaven on the 4th lunar day of the New Year, which is the Welcome Home Day for the God of the Stove. The Welcome Home Day of is January 28, 2020.

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2021 Chinese New Year is on Friday, February 12, 2021. 2021 is the White Cow year.
2022 Chinese New Year is on Tuesday, February 1, 2022. 2022 is the Black Tiger year.
2023 Chinese New Year is on Sunday, January 22, 2023. 2023 is the Black Rabbit year.
2024 Chinese New Year is on Saturday, February 10, 2024. 2024 is the Green Dragon year.
2025 Chinese New Year is on Wednesday, January 29, 2025. 2025 is the Green Snake year.

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