Akhanda Dan Dwadashi Vrata is observed in the month of Margashirsh as per traditional Hindu calendar followed in
North India. Akhanda Dan Dwadashi Vrata 2016 date is December 11. It is observed on the 12th day of the Shukla Paksha or waxing phase of moon in Margashirsh month. Akhand Dana Dwadasi Vrat is dedicated to Hindu God Vishnu.
It is believed that donating milk products on the day to the needy and poor will help in redemption of sins. Food made from curd is consumed in some regions.