Chhath is also called ‘Suryasasthi’ as it observed after the six days of Diwali, the festival of light. Chhath takes place during 6th day (Shasthi) lunar fortnight of Kartik month. lasts for four days. There is also a "Chaiti Chhath" just after Holi during Chaitra Navratri in the month of Chaitra (March last to mid April).

In 2012, the festivity for Chhath puja will begin from November 17th and last till November 20th.

 1st Day
Nahai Khai November, 17th
 2nd Day
 Kharna/Lohanda November, 18th
 3rd Day
 Chhat Sandhya Argh November, 19th
 4th Day
 Chhath Suryodaya Argh November, 20th
  Paaran November, 20th

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