Beautiful Vietnam
Phu Tho village busy before Kitchen Gods' Day
  • By Toan Vu | | January 16, 2020 09:30 AM
People in the northern province of Phu Tho’s Thuy Tram Village are busy for harvesting fish to serve the coming Kitchen Gods' Day.

The village is known for the biggest red carp breeder in the north. Around 300 local household breed this kind of fish with a total area of 30 hectares. Each year, the province provides roughly 50 tonnes of red carp to the market.

This year, the village sees higher fish productivity thanks to improved breeding methods. 


Each pond of 360 square metres can harvest 25-40 kilos of red carp. 

Local residents often select the best carps for being sold. At present, a kilo of red carp is sold at VND55-60,000 to traders and the price would rise to VND70-90,000 on the Kitchen Gods' Day which falls on January 18 this year.

Nice carp must be strong, red and have black eyes. 

Nguyen Huy Luan, a village, said that red carp prices this year are lower than last year.

Nets used for the fish classification

According to local people, with six kilos of fingerling fish, they can obtain 200 kilos of mature fish after one year. 

The village’s red carp transported to many other northern localities for sales.

Traditionally, Vietnamese people usually buy carp to release them into rivers, lakes and ponds on the day so that the Kitchen Gods can ride carp to Heaven to deliver an annual report on the household’s activities to the God of Heaven.

This is one of the traditional events that officially starts the celebrations of the Lunar New Year.

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