Amus is the first festival of tribal area in Chhattisgarh.
Festivals in the region begin with this festival.
Celebrated on the new moon day of the month of Amus Sawan, this festival is celebrated all over Chhattisgarh.
In most places in Chhattisgarh, this festival is celebrated as Hareli.
Hariyali in Hindi, Halbi in Chhattisgarhi is called Hareli Tihar.
In this festival celebrated in rural areas, preliminary measures are taken to avoid any disease and epidemic.
The first festival of the year is celebrated with great devotion by people of all societies and classes.
From the day of the festival till Nag Panchami, herbalists teach the art of making medicines to their colleagues.
During Amavasya, farmers worship their agricultural implements, and dishes like Puri, Bada etc. are prepared in their homes.