Budget 2024: Why is ‘Halwa Ceremony’ held before budget presentation?

Budget 2024: Finance Minister hosts a Halwa ceremony just before the Budget. This Halwa ceremony signifies that the budget has been finalized and its printing work has started. In fact, all the officers of the Budget Department of the Finance Ministry who are engaged in the budget making work are not allowed to contact their families till the budget is presented in the Parliament. In such a situation, the government organizes Halwa ceremony to express gratitude for their hard work.