This year, Karva Chauth falls on 27th October. If you are celebrating your first Karva Chauth this year, we understand that it does feel overwhelming with all the rituals and fasts. But we assure you that it’s nothing to be anxious about. Just take a deep breathe and read on to make your Karva Chauth 2018 worth remembering.
Witnessed mostly in north India, Karva Chauth is celebrated four days after Purnima (full moon). Women dress up in red or their traditional attire with Mehendi and Alta in their hands and legs. They observe a day-long fast from sunrise to moonrise for the longevity and well being of their husbands. Even unmarried women can observe the fast for their fiance or boyfriends.
5 Things You Must Do to Make It Special
1. Don’t leave the preparations for the last moment
Buy cosmetics, jewelry, and puja items and stock them up for the big day. Also, plan the dress that you’ll be wearing that day, well in advance. It’s the day you get to dress up and look stunning. You don’t want to be wearing an ill-fitting traditional dress, right? If you haven’t planned yet, don’t worry. There are plenty of stores and bazaars both online and offline that offer you exactly what you need. Yes, the perfect clothes too. However, we advise planning in advance to eradicate anxiety and stress that last moment preparation brings.
2. Buy gifts for your significant other
Men, you MUST shower your lady with beautiful gifts on this day. Keeping a fast day-long isn’t an easy task and a sweet surprise at the end of the day surely makes the fast worthwhile.
Women, we know that you’re fasting the whole day and that in itself is a great thing to do. But a small personal gift never fails to bring a smile to your husbands’ face. Make the day extra special with personalized gifts just for him.
3. Eat good – before fast, after fast
The day of the fast, women eat Sargi before sunrise and with sunrise the fast begins. Sargi is traditionally prepared by mother-in-law for the daughter-in-law one day before Karva Chauth and comprises of healthy foods. However, you can prepare it yourself too. Make sure to include lots of proteins and healthy options in your Sargi and restrain from adding onion and garlic.
Break the fast with juice or light meal. Don’t break your fast with fried products and products rich in fat.
4. Keep a positive mindset
One of the most important things for a successful Karva Chauth is a positive mindset. Distract yourself by listening to music, going for a walk, talking to friends, and avoid thinking about hunger. If you feel like you’re being compelled to keep the fast, maybe you should rethink your stance and perspective before going ahead with the fast. Because it’s the feeling that counts. Unless you are willingly keeping the fast, it will be of no significance. So smile, fill your heart with love, and enjoy the day.
5. Enjoy winding down
In this fast-paced life, we often fail to carve out time for ourselves. Pamper yourself this Karva Chauth with warm massage, pedicures, and soothing time in nature. Wind down and relax.
Karva Chauth is a special day for all married couples and couples who are in love. Sometimes, a simple gesture renews the spark back in your relationship and Karva Chauth 2018 is the perfect opportunity for that. So, don’t think too much. Make your love feel special and in case you are planning to shop online, don’t forget to visit your favorite stores through Whitecashback and avail interesting offers and cashback. We wish you a very happy Karva Chauth 2018.