Harithalika in India in 2022

Harithalika in India in 2022
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  How long until Harithalika?
  Dates of Harithalika in India
2022 Chhattisgarh Tue, Aug 30 Regional Holiday
2021 Sep 9
ChhattisgarhThu, Sep 9Regional Holiday
SikkimThu, Sep 9Regional Holiday
2020 Aug 21
ChhattisgarhFri, Aug 21Regional Holiday
SikkimFri, Aug 21Regional Holiday
2017 Haryana Wed, Jul 26 Regional Holiday
2016 Haryana Sun, Sep 4 Regional Holiday

Teej is a festival, celebrated in Northern India and Nepal to welcome the monsoon season

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Harithalika in India

Teej is celebrated by Nepalese Hindu women, who fast, worship lord Shiva and perform different musical activities all over the country. Only females receive a public holiday for this festival.

Traditions of Teej

Haryali Teej is a popular festival that welcomes the monsoon season to North Western India.

Teej is a generic name for a number of festivals that are celebrated in Nepal, Northern and Western India. In Haryana, Haryali Teej is celebrated on the third day of the bright half of the Lunar month of Shraavana.

Teej celebrates the beginning of monsoon following the hot summer months. Haryali means 'green', which refers to the lush plant growth, that the welcome rains of the monsoon season brings to the region.

Teej is a festival that is celebrated primarily by girls and women, with dance, singing, getting together with friends and telling stories. The festivals of Teej are primarily dedicated to Goddess Parvati and her union with Lord Shiva.

A tradition of the Haryali Teej is that girls play on swings while in-laws, husbands and other family members give gifts, typically new clothes and accessories, to girls and women.

Girls and Woman worship Goddess Parvati with prayer rituals and singing and dancing, in the hope that Parvati will bless them with a happy married life.

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