Hari Tritiya is observed three days after no moon day or Amavasi in the Shravan month as per the traditional Hindu calendar in
North India. In 2016, the date of Hari Tritiya is August 5. The day is dedicated to women. Girls and women indulge in swinging, singing and dancing on the day. The festival is also known as Hariyali Teej in many regions.
Hari Tritiya festival is a festival dedicated to the lush green nature after the first monsoon showers. It is essential a celebration of the green nature. Women make merry on the day and special gifts are given by elders to all the women members in the family.
The festival is of great importance in the Braj region in Uttar Pradesh.
People also prepare various different types of sweets and food items in their homes. This is first offered to the important deity in the region and later distributed as Prasad.