Chhath Puja

Dedicated to Surya Devta, Chhath Puja is widely observed in Bihar, Purvanchal (Eastern UP), Jharkhand and parts of Madhya Pradesh, Bengal and Nepal. The first day of the four day festival is Nahay Khay when worshipers fast and take a dip in nearby rivers or seas. It is the only major festival that venerates the setting sun.