Jamai Sasthi, also spelt as Jamai Shashti, is an important day for Bengali people. It is celebrated on the sixth day in Shukla Paksha of Jyeshta month. In 2016, Jamai Sasthi date is June 10.
Literally, Jamai means son in law. On the occasion of Jamai Sashti, son in law is invited to the residence of father in law and offered special recipes. Preparations for the special day begin a day before. Jamai Sasthi is dedicated to worship Goddess Sasthi who is believed as the protector of couples, children, and the whole family.
After performing all rituals on Jamai Sashti, a yellow thread is ties on the wrist and Prasad is distributed among all. Jamai Sashti vrat katha is associated with a family of three sons and three daughters in law and the main story deals with the youngest daughter in law.
Jamai Sasthi in USA – June 10
Jamai Sasthi in Canada – June 10
Jamai Sasthi in UK & Europe – June 10
Jamai Sasthi in UAE – June 10
Jamai Sasthi in Singapore – June 10
Jamai Sasthi in Malaysia – June 10
Jamai Sasthi in Australia – June 10
Jamai Sasthi in New Zealand – June 10
In 2015, Jamai Sasthi date was May 24.
In 2014, Jamai Sasthi date was June 4.
Jamai Sasthi 2013 date was June 14.
Jamai Sasthi 2012 date was May 27.