Festivals are essential threads woven in the fabric of Indian society. There
are special occasions for social get-together with family, friends and
neighbours to forge new bonds and strengthen the existing ones. There are
probably more festivals and occasions for celebrations than there are days
in a year. All these celebrations have religious, seasonal and social
elements to them.
There are different dresses for different occasions. Salwar kameez is most
popular-among them a formal salwar kameez can be worn at many occasions.
Diwali is one popular festival in India where ladies wear salwar kameez.
Silk salwar suit, punjabi suits, embroidered salwar kameez are the trend at
this occasion. Karwa Chauth is popular amongst married women in the northern
and western parts of India, especially, Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttar
Pradesh and Gujarat. On this day, women dress up in special clothes, usually
a gorgeous sari, a lehenga-choli or a bridal salwar kameez with gold zari
embroidery. During Navratri and Dandiya, salwar suits are worn. Eid is one
of the famous fastivals when Muslim women wear this costume. Shararas are
quite famous at festive occasions. Usually unmarried girls wear bridal
salwar kameez in wedding of their relatives, brother, sisters. The most
common occasion is Sangeet and mehendi ceremonies. Salwar suit is now a days
a daily wear of Indian women.