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KARVA CHAUTH / KARWA CHAUTH

When is Karva Chauth / Karwa Chauth in 2021?

Karva Chauth / Karwa Chauth in 2021 is on the Wednesday, 24th of Nov (11/24/2021).

Karva Chauth / Karwa Chauth is on the 328th day of 2021. There are 37 days left in the year.

Karva Chauth / Karwa Chauth Facts

  • Date: Nov 24, 2021
  • Religious
  • Also Called: Karwa Chauth
  • Celebrations: Praying to the Moon, Fasting, Gift exchange, Wearing new clothes
Karva Chauth / Karwa Chauth

Karva Chauth / Karwa Chauth, one of many Hindu festivals, is a fasting ritual observed by all married Hindu women who seek the longevity, prosperity and well-being of their husbands. This festival is very popular amongst married Hindu women in the western and northern parts of India, primarily in Punjab, Rajasthan, Haryana, Gujarat, and Uttar Pradesh. During the Karwa Chauth festival, married Hindu women dedicate the day to their husbands. Normally, women who observe this festival are called "Saubhagyavati" meaning "joyous and happy status of wifehood." The festival was emerged also as a day for celebrating autumn. Hindu married women enjoy the company and companionship of relatives and friends. As of recently, the celebration has been given a more religious touch.

Karwa Chauth is glorified and also widely solemnized by Hindus and Sikh living in the northwestern part of India. Karva means clay pot while chauth means fourth. Karwa chauth commemorates the fourth day that follows the full moon in the Kartik month of the Hindu calendar. This festival is typically celebrated immediately after the autumn harvest. This is the best time to meet friends and relatives and exchange gifts. During this festival parents send various gifts to their married daughters.

Karwa chauth is known for its extraordinary observance rate among married women in certain parts of India. Karwa chauth is celebrated in different ways depending on the region where a person lives. During this festival, jewelry, clothes and gifts are received from both the woman's mother-in-law and mother. All married women wear wedding day outfits once again and apply mehndi.

There are many similar stories that are associated with karwa chauth from one part of India to another. During this particular day various items such as karwa, which is an earthen pot that has spout are actually collected and worshiped, is offered to the Goddess Parvati and Lord Siva. Usually the festival does not end until the moon is fully seen at night. During this festival an elderly woman is supposed to narrate a karwa chauth story before this fast is over.

Karwa chauth is a very important as well as a difficult fast that all married Hindu women observe. The festival begins just before sunrise and ends after worshiping the moon and doing prayers at night. No water or food can be consumed once the sun rises. The fast is only broken after seeing the moon and after all rituals of that particular day have been performed. When the moon has appeared, women break the fast after they have offered water to the moon.

Women dress in special clothes during this festival. A pink or red sari with a gold woven pattern is worn by many women as part their custom and is worn only in the evening. New brides will wear their wedding costumes. The karwa chauth fast sets a merry tone of frolic and fun, feasting and festivity and is amongst the biggest festivals celebrated by Hindus.

Karva Chauth / Karwa Chauth Observances

DAY
DATE
HOLIDAY NAME
  • Sat
  • Nov 03, 2012
  • Tue
  • Oct 22, 2013
  • Sat
  • Oct 11, 2014
  • Fri
  • Oct 30, 2015
  • Wed
  • Oct 19, 2016
  • Sun
  • Oct 08, 2017
  • Sat
  • Oct 27, 2018
  • Thu
  • Oct 17, 2019
  • Wed
  • Nov 04, 2020
  • Sun
  • Oct 24, 2021

List of Religious Holidays of Hindu in 2021

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
ThursdayThuJan 14, 2021Jan 14Makarsankranti / Pongal
ThursdayThuJan 28, 2021Jan 28Thaipusam
TuesdayTueFeb 16, 2021Feb 16Vasant Panchami
ThursdayThuMar 11, 2021Mar 11Maha Shivaratri
SundaySunMar 28, 2021Mar 28Holika Dahan
MondayMonMar 29, 2021Mar 29Holi
FridayFriApr 02, 2021Apr 02Ramanavami
MondayMonApr 12, 2021Apr 12Hindi New Year
TuesdayTueApr 13, 2021Apr 13Ugadi / Gudi Padwa / Telugu New Year
WednesdayWedApr 14, 2021Apr 14Vaisakhi / Baisakhi / Vishu
WednesdayWedApr 14, 2021Apr 14Tamil New Year
ThursdayThuApr 15, 2021Apr 15Bengali New Year / Bihu
TuesdayTueApr 27, 2021Apr 27Hanuman Jayanti
FridayFriMay 14, 2021May 14Akshaya Tritiya
ThursdayThuJun 10, 2021Jun 10Savitri Pooja
MondayMonJul 12, 2021Jul 12Puri Rath Yatra
SaturdaySatJul 24, 2021Jul 24Guru Purnima
FridayFriAug 13, 2021Aug 13Nag Panchami
FridayFriAug 20, 2021Aug 20Varalakshmi Vrat
SaturdaySatAug 21, 2021Aug 21Onam
SundaySunAug 22, 2021Aug 22Raksha Bandhan
MondayMonAug 30, 2021Aug 30Krishna Janmashtami
FridayFriSep 10, 2021Sep 10Ganesh Chaturthi
FridayFriSep 17, 2021Sep 17Vishwakarma Puja
WednesdayWedOct 06, 2021Oct 06Navaratri begins
WednesdayWedOct 06, 2021Oct 06Mahalaya Amavasya
ThursdayThuOct 14, 2021Oct 14Navaratri ends / Maha Navami
FridayFriOct 15, 2021Oct 15Dusshera
TuesdayTueOct 19, 2021Oct 19Sharad Purnima
SundaySunOct 24, 2021Oct 24Karwa Chauth
TuesdayTueNov 02, 2021Nov 02Dhan Teras
ThursdayThuNov 04, 2021Nov 04Diwali
SaturdaySatNov 06, 2021Nov 06Bhai Dooj
ThursdayThuNov 11, 2021Nov 11Chhath Puja
FridayFriNov 19, 2021Nov 19Kartik Poornima
SundaySunDec 12, 2021Dec 12Dhanu Sankranti
TuesdayTueDec 14, 2021Dec 14Geeta Jayanti