Today is the 24th day of the 12th lunar month just before the new year. The Taoists give their kitchen gods a big send off to Heaven. They will have their annual meeting with the Big Boss in the sky. On his return to Heaven, the Kitchen God will report the activities of every household over the past year to the Jade Emperor (Yu Huang). The Jade Emperor, emperor of the heavens, either rewards or punishes a family based on his yearly report.