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VASANT PANCHAMI

When is Vasant Panchami in 2021?

Vasant Panchami in 2021 is on the Tuesday, 16th of Feb (2/16/2021).

Vasant Panchami is on the 47th day of 2021. There are 318 days left in the year.

Vasant Panchami Facts

  • Date: Feb 16, 2021
  • Religious
  • Also Called: Saraswati Pooja, Shree Panchami
  • Celebrations: Worshiping Goddess Saraswati
Vasant Panchami iImage Credit: Wikipedia

Vasant Panchami is an important Indian festival celebrated every year in the month of Magh according to the Hindu calendar. Celebrated on the fifth day of Magh, the day falls somewhere in the months of February or March according to the Gregorian calendar. The significance of the day lies in the worship of Goddess Saraswati, symbol of wisdom and also the onset of spring season.

According to the popular belief, the origins of this festival lie in Aryan period. Aryans came and settled in India through Khyber Pass, crossing the Saraswati River among many others. Being a primitive civilization, most of their development took place along the banks of the River Saraswati. Thus, River Saraswati began to be associated with fertility and knowledge. It is then that the day began to be celebrated.

According to mythology, a popular associated with this day is connected with poet Kalidasa. After he was married off to a beautiful princess through trickery, the princess kicked him out of her bed as she learned that he was foolish. Following this, Kalidasa went to commit suicide, upon which Saraswati emerged from the waters and asked him to take a dip there. After taking a dip in the holy waters, Kalidasa became knowledgeable and began writing poetry. Thus, Vasant Panchami is celebrated to venerate Goddess Saraswati, the goddess of education and learning.

In today's times, the festival is celebrated by farmers as the on-coming of the spring season. The day is largely celebrated in Northern Parts of India. Here, people offer food to the Brahmins and organize rituals in the name of Goddess Saraswati.

The color yellow is the predominant color associated with the festival, the origins of which are supposed to be the fields of mustard which can be seen in Punjab and Haryana during this period. Kite flying is also commonly associated with this festival. Children as well as adults fly kites on this day to celebrate freedom and enjoyment.

Another tradition associated with this day is that of initiating studies in the young. Young children often begin learning on this day, which is believed to be the reason why the school sessions start in the month of March. Sweets with a yellow hue are also distributed on this day and people can also be seen donating books and other literary material to the poor.

Vasant Panchami Observances

DAY
DATE
HOLIDAY NAME
  • Sat
  • Jan 28, 2012
  • Fri
  • Feb 15, 2013
  • Tue
  • Feb 04, 2014
  • Sat
  • Jan 24, 2015
  • Fri
  • Feb 12, 2016
  • Wed
  • Feb 01, 2017
  • Mon
  • Jan 22, 2018
  • Sat
  • Feb 09, 2019
  • Wed
  • Jan 29, 2020
  • Tue
  • Feb 16, 2021

List of Religious Holidays of Hindu in 2021

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
ThursdayThuJan 14, 2021Jan 14Makarsankranti / Pongal
ThursdayThuJan 28, 2021Jan 28Thaipusam
TuesdayTueFeb 16, 2021Feb 16Vasant Panchami
ThursdayThuMar 11, 2021Mar 11Maha Shivaratri
SundaySunMar 28, 2021Mar 28Holika Dahan
MondayMonMar 29, 2021Mar 29Holi
FridayFriApr 02, 2021Apr 02Ramanavami
MondayMonApr 12, 2021Apr 12Hindi New Year
TuesdayTueApr 13, 2021Apr 13Ugadi / Gudi Padwa / Telugu New Year
WednesdayWedApr 14, 2021Apr 14Vaisakhi / Baisakhi / Vishu
WednesdayWedApr 14, 2021Apr 14Tamil New Year
ThursdayThuApr 15, 2021Apr 15Bengali New Year / Bihu
TuesdayTueApr 27, 2021Apr 27Hanuman Jayanti
FridayFriMay 14, 2021May 14Akshaya Tritiya
ThursdayThuJun 10, 2021Jun 10Savitri Pooja
MondayMonJul 12, 2021Jul 12Puri Rath Yatra
SaturdaySatJul 24, 2021Jul 24Guru Purnima
FridayFriAug 13, 2021Aug 13Nag Panchami
FridayFriAug 20, 2021Aug 20Varalakshmi Vrat
SaturdaySatAug 21, 2021Aug 21Onam
SundaySunAug 22, 2021Aug 22Raksha Bandhan
MondayMonAug 30, 2021Aug 30Krishna Janmashtami
FridayFriSep 10, 2021Sep 10Ganesh Chaturthi
FridayFriSep 17, 2021Sep 17Vishwakarma Puja
WednesdayWedOct 06, 2021Oct 06Navaratri begins
WednesdayWedOct 06, 2021Oct 06Mahalaya Amavasya
ThursdayThuOct 14, 2021Oct 14Navaratri ends / Maha Navami
FridayFriOct 15, 2021Oct 15Dusshera
TuesdayTueOct 19, 2021Oct 19Sharad Purnima
TuesdayTueNov 02, 2021Nov 02Dhan Teras
ThursdayThuNov 04, 2021Nov 04Diwali
SaturdaySatNov 06, 2021Nov 06Bhai Dooj
ThursdayThuNov 11, 2021Nov 11Chhath Puja
FridayFriNov 19, 2021Nov 19Kartik Poornima
WednesdayWedNov 24, 2021Nov 24Karwa Chauth
SundaySunDec 12, 2021Dec 12Dhanu Sankranti
TuesdayTueDec 14, 2021Dec 14Geeta Jayanti