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    Hariyali Amavasya 2011 – Date and Celebrations

    Hariyali amavasya is no moon day of month of Sravan (in north Indian calendar) or Ashadha (in south Indian calendar). This day marks the beginning of greenery or Hariyali in the year. It falls in the month of July or August. In 2011, Hariyali amavasya is on 30th July. This day is of great importance to celebrate the greenery that rainy season brings.

    Hariyali Amavasya in India
    Hariyali amavasya is much celebrated in Northern parts of India. On this day several cities and towns organize fairs and events as the part of celebrations. Everyone becomes keen to celebrate the greenery or hariyali. In places like Udaipur and Rajsamand in Rajasthan the celebrations reach its peak when people find themselves in great fairs organized in a grand way. In these places this day is declared as a Collector’s holiday. Especially in Mewar, on the banks of Fathe Sagar the day is celebrated with great charm as a festival of greenery. In Udaipur the greenery is welcomed with great enthusiasm.

    Hariyali Amavasya is also celebrated in Gujarat. The Gujarati calendar names this day as Hariyali Amas or Ashada Amavasi.

    Hariyali Amavasya Celebrations:
    Thousands of tourists from all over the globe come to enjoy and make merry. A massive crowd is witnessed near the fairs where people of all ages and regions come to celebrate. Various games and rides are organized, in which people enjoy the occasion by taking snacks and other eatables. Women folk busy themselves with buying things and going around.

    There is lot of excitement in the people with several games like the Ferris Wheels, Bike in death well, Pirate Ship, roller coaster etc. The eatables are not left behind. Sweet meats, samosas, bhajjis, snacks, ice creams and chats make the environment full of excitement and adventure. The place of celebrations appears colorful with all banners with loads of stalls, pictures and accessories. The entire environment appears beautiful with full of vibrant energy.

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