Vasant Panchami is the Indian festival of the arrival of spring. This day usually falls in the month of January and February in Georgian Calnder and in the month of Magh in Hindu calendar.
People wear bright yellow dresses during Vasant Panchami. The day marks the end of chilly winter and greets springtime. The bright yellow color signifies the exuberant brilliance of nature and the liveliness of life.
Yellow flowers are offered to gods and goddesses. Special mouth watering delicacies such as kesar halwa, etc. are prepared. During Vasant Panchami crop fields bloom with yellow flowers and the entire atmosphere becomes enveloped in yellow.
‘The celebration of the Vasant Panchami is centered on the Hindu goddess Sarasvati. Sarasvati is the goddess of wisdom. She embodies the different facets of learning such as the sciences, arts, crafts and skills. She is said to be calm and collected. She is often pictured seated on a lotus or a peacock, wearing a white dress.’