Karva Chauth or Karaka Chaturthi is the important festival observed in North Indian states. Karva Chauth 2012 date is November 2. It is a major fast for married women and those who want to get married soon. They offer prayers seeking long life of their husbands and marital bliss.
Karva Chauth is a fast to observe with utmost dedication. The fast begins before the sunrise and concludes after worshipping the Moon God in the night. No food or even water is avoided after sunrise. In the night, after seeing and worshipping the Moon, women touch their husbands feet and get blessings from them and then break their fast.
Karva Chauth is a similar festival to Atla Thaddi, a regional festival of Andhra Pradesh which is celebrated the day before Karva Chauth.
It is to note that in Hawaii Karwa Chouth 2012 date is November 1. In foreign countries such as USA, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Singapore, Dubai (UAE), Karva Chauth 2012 date is November 2.