Hariyali Amavasya or Haryali Amavasya is the Amavasya (No Moon day) during Shrawan Maas as per North Indian calendars. Hariyali Amavasya marks the beginning of monsoon and the greenery. In 2016, Hariyali Amavasya date is August 2.
It falls on Ashada Amavasya in Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Gujarat calendars. Haryali Amavasya melas or fairs are celebrated in Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh.
On the third day after Hariyali Amavasya, Hariyali Teej or Singhara Teej or Teejan is celebrated in Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and madhya Pradesh and some other North Indian States.
Haryali Amavas Fairs in Rajasthan:
On Hariyali Amavasya, several jubilant fairs are conducted in Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh. Haryali Amavasya Mela is celebrated for two days in Udaipur, Rajasthan. First day of the Haryali Amavasya Mela is dedicated to women and the second day is to men. In Rajsamand in Rajasthan, there is a huge Mela is celebrated on Hariyali Amavasya.