|Also called||Festival of Greenery|
|Observed by||Hindu women (Bharmin & Chetri)|
|Type||Spring festival of goddess Parvathi|
Nepali heroin Jharana thapa
Sushma Karki Teej Dance
Teej (Nepali: तीज) is a festival celebrated in Nepal and northern India. Traditionally observed by women (Bharmin and chetris) for the wellness of their husband,this festival these day symbolizes a forum for women’s freedom of expressions.
Literally, “teej” means “third”. Therefore Teej falls on the third day after the moonless night (Amavasya) and the third day after the full moon night of every month. However, the third day after the new moon or Amavasya of Shraavana (श्रावण) month is the most important Teej. As Shraavana (or Saawan) month falls during monsoon or rainy season when the surroundings become green, the Shraavana Teej is also called Hariyali Teej (Green Teej).