Chhath Festival

Religious in Bihar & Jharkhand

This four-day festival honours Surya, the Sun God. The main (third) day occurs on the sixth day after Diwali, when people flock to riverbanks and water bodies to carry out water rituals, play traditional music and make offerings. At sunset married women, having fasted for 36 hours, immerse themselves in the water and offer fruits and flowers to Surya.