(Loa) Episode 65 – The Modern Kitchen Gods; Five News Stories to…
(Loa) Episode 65 – The Modern Kitchen Gods; Five News Stories to Know for January
Published January 31, 2017
A Look Inside – Việt Nam’s Modern Kitchen Gods
There’s a big celebration that takes place exactly seven days before the Lunar New Year: Ngày Giỗ Táo Quân – Kitchen Gods’ Day. This national tradition is rooted in a tale of a tragic love triangle. Every year, a comedy show follows this tale just in time for Tết. Millions of viewers tune in for the show, which borderlines on being politically sensitive. Loa’s Nguyễn Linh Chi takes a look inside the tragic love tale and how Vietnamese people celebrate Táo Quân.
Five News Stories to Know for January
It’s been quite a busy month on the world stage, and some important and interesting stories are often lost amongst the constant barrage of news. Chris Lê digs through the headlines to bring you up-to-speed with what you might have missed.