Ahoi Ashtami is Hindu festival that is mainly observed by mothers of sons. It is observed during the month of ‘Kartik’ in Hindu calendar. In the Amanta calendar as followed in the states of Maharashtra, Gujarat and some southern states, it is observed during the Hindu month of ‘Ashwin’. As it is observed on the ‘ashtami’ day it is also called ‘Ahoi Aathe’. It corresponds to the months of mid-October to November in the English calendar. It is generally observed 8 days before the Diwali celebrations and four days after the festival of ‘Karwa Chauth’.