Teej around the world in 2020

Teej around the world in 2020
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  How long until Teej?
This holiday next takes place in 254 days.
  Dates of Teej around the world
2021 NepalSep 9
Nepal Thu, Sep 9National Holiday
2020 NepalAug 21
Nepal Fri, Aug 21National Holiday
2019 NepalSep 1
Nepal Sun, Sep 1National Holiday
2018 NepalSep 12
Nepal Wed, Sep 12National Holiday
2017 IndiaJul 26
Haryana Wed, Jul 26Regional Holiday
  Summary
Teej is a festival, celebrated in Northern India and Nepal to welcome the monsoon season

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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