Amavasya also referred as no moon day or new moon day in a Hindu lunar calendars is dedicated to performing Shradh and Tarpan rituals.
Amavasya December 2016 date is December 29. It begins at 10:24 AM on December 28 and ends at 12:05 PM on December 29, 2016.
Amavasya Vrat is on December 28.
Shradh and Snan Dan is also on December 29.
This day is chosen for performing Shradh and Tarpan by many Hindu communities.
Some Hindu communities observe a partial fast on the day and only take single meal on the day.