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Phool Dei, Chamma Dei

Phool Dei Festival

Phool Dei is a popular harvest festival celebrated in the state of Uttarakhand, India. The festival marks the beginning of spring and is celebrated on the first day of the Hindu month Chaitra. It is a folk festival and is mainly celebrated by young girls.

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The festival is all about flowers and springtime, and in some places, it is celebrated as a carnival for a month. The key food of the festival is a ceremonial pudding made from jaggery, known as ‘Dei’, along with offerings of white flour and curd.

During the festival, young girls gather together and visit every house in their village or town with plates filled with rice, jaggery, coconut, green leaves, and flowers. They sing “Phool Dei, Chamma Dei, Deno Dwar, Bhur Bhakar, Vo Dei Sei Namashkar, Puje Dwar” as they make wishes for the prosperity and well-being of households. In return, they receive blessings and gifts such as sweets, jaggery, and money.

As part of the festival, young girls pluck the first flowers of the season and scatter them on the threshold of their homes and other houses in their village or town. Folk singers also welcome the spring with their music and are given rice and gifts. The festival showcases the strong connection between the communities living in the hills.

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