Vasant Panchami Festival and Significance

Vasant Panchami is one of the major festivals of Hindus and highlights the coming season of spring. It is usually celebrated in Magh, which lies between the months of January and February. The festival is widely celebrated in the different states of India.


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What Do People Do On This Day ?

Vasant Panchami is dedicated to Goddess Saraswati, the devi of knowledge, music, arts. Due to this reason, it is also known as Shri Panchami and Saraswati Panchami. On this day, young girls dress themselves in beautiful, clean yellow dresses and participate in festivals held on this auspicious day. Also, the Hindu devotees celebrating this Saraswati Puja Holiday offer yellow fresh, pleasant flowers to their friends, family members and to God and Goddess. Ladies of the house, wash and clean the whole house and prepare a special pastry called Kesar Halwa, made up of flour, sugar, nuts, cardamom powder.


Public Life

It is a public holiday on Vasant Panchami. Since, schools, colleges, corporate offices do not operate on this day, every year it’s Vasant Panchami School Holiday and Vasant Panchami Office Holiday. However, if we talk about private schools or private offices, they are operational.


Vasant Panchami Dates






January 22nd



February 1st



February 12th



January 24th



February 4th

Vasant Panchami 2017 date is 1st February. During this special day, India’s crop fields’ are filled with yellow color, due to yellow mustard flowers that blossom at this time of the year. During the worship of Goddess Saraswati, pens, notebooks, pencils are placed on the feet of this devi. On Vasant Panchami, sweets with a yellow hue are distributed among family members, relatives, and friends. Students can be seen donating their old books, pens, pencils to the poor children who cannot afford to go the school to learn and gain knowledge.