Son in Law Day in Bengal in 2015



Son in Law day is observed on the sixth day during the Shukla Paksha (Waxing Phase of moon) in the month of Jaishto (May – June) in Bengal. In 2015, the date of Jamai Sasthi is May 24. Sons-in-law are invited and honored on the day by the in-laws and is social custom in Bengal. Mother-in-laws cook special dishes especially Hilsa fish on the day for the sons-in-law.

The son-in-law is traditionally welcomed to the house on the day and a yellow thread is tied on the wrist. He is then given gifts and in return he gifts the mother-in-law.

Then a sumptuous dish is served which mainly includes vegetarian and fish dishes.

The day is popularly known as Jamai Sashti. Jamai means son-in-law and Sashti means the sixth day of a fortnight.