Teej around the world in 2022

Teej around the world in 2022
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  How long until Teej?
Teej
  Dates of Teej around the world
2023 NepalSep 18
Nepal Mon, Sep 18National Holiday
2022 NepalAug 30
Nepal Tue, Aug 30National Holiday
2021 Various Sep 9
India Sep 9
ChhattisgarhThu, Sep 9Regional Holiday
SikkimThu, Sep 9Regional Holiday
NepalThu, Sep 9National Holiday
2020 Various Aug 21
India Aug 21
ChhattisgarhFri, Aug 21Regional Holiday
SikkimFri, Aug 21Regional Holiday
NepalFri, Aug 21National Holiday
2019 NepalSep 1
Nepal Sun, Sep 1National 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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