Karva Chauth is a traditional festival of married women taking place in parts of India, in particular North India, revered by Hindus in India and beyond, and of great social and cultural significance.
On this day, married women fast, refusing water and food, thereby wishing their husband a long and successful life. This ritual symbolizes the devotion of wives to their husbands and the willingness to experience hardship in the name of their well-being.
The celebration of the festival falls on the month of Kartik according to the ancient Indian calendar (October - November according to the Gregorian calendar). Kartik ki chauth - the fourth day of the waning moon after the full moon, 9 days before the festival of lights - Diwali.