Detailed preparations for the Pujas, gifts, good food, plans for
get together sessions with friends - all these are the essence of the
festive season of Durga Puja. There is a tradition of wearing new clothes
during the puja. There is also a tradition that one has to give gifts to his
or her relatives and in turn they too give them gifts. The puja gifts
generally are new clothes, cards, Indian mithai and other gift items. All
these are major components to uplift the spirit of festivity.