Delhi govt declares public holiday today on occasion of Chhath Puja

The Delhi government today declared a  public holiday on Tuesday on the occasion of Chhath Puja. An order issued by the state government said all the state government offices would remain closed on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, the city is all set for Chhath puja celebrations.The festival is celebrated on the sixth day after Diwali. Chhath Puja relives the age-old tradition of paying obeisance to the Sun God.

The devotees, mainly women offer Arghya to the setting sun and the rising sun in succession on Chhath. It is a major festival in eastern UP, Bihar and Jharkhand, although it is celebrated in other parts of the country as well.

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