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VASANT PANCHAMI

When is Vasant Panchami in 2023?

Vasant Panchami in 2023 is on the Thursday, 26th of Jan (1/26/2023).

Vasant Panchami is on the 26th day of 2023. There are 339 days left in the year.

Vasant Panchami Facts

  • Date: Jan 26, 2023
  • 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
  • Sat
  • Feb 05, 2022

List of Religious Holidays of Hindu in 2022

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
FridayFriJan 14, 2022Jan 14Makarsankranti / Pongal
TuesdayTueJan 18, 2022Jan 18Thaipusam
SaturdaySatFeb 05, 2022Feb 05Vasant Panchami
TuesdayTueMar 01, 2022Mar 01Maha Shivaratri
ThursdayThuMar 17, 2022Mar 17Holika Dahan
FridayFriMar 18, 2022Mar 18Holi
TuesdayTueMar 22, 2022Mar 22Hindi New Year
SaturdaySatApr 02, 2022Apr 02Ugadi / Gudi Padwa / Telugu New Year
SundaySunApr 10, 2022Apr 10Hanuman Jayanti
SundaySunApr 10, 2022Apr 10Ramanavami
ThursdayThuApr 14, 2022Apr 14Vaisakhi / Baisakhi / Vishu
ThursdayThuApr 14, 2022Apr 14Tamil New Year
FridayFriApr 15, 2022Apr 15Bengali New Year / Bihu
TuesdayTueMay 03, 2022May 03Akshaya Tritiya
MondayMonMay 30, 2022May 30Savitri Pooja
FridayFriJul 01, 2022Jul 01Puri Rath Yatra
WednesdayWedJul 13, 2022Jul 13Guru Purnima
TuesdayTueAug 02, 2022Aug 02Nag Panchami
ThursdayThuAug 11, 2022Aug 11Raksha Bandhan
FridayFriAug 12, 2022Aug 12Varalakshmi Vrat
FridayFriAug 19, 2022Aug 19Krishna Janmashtami
WednesdayWedAug 31, 2022Aug 31Ganesh Chaturthi
ThursdayThuSep 08, 2022Sep 08Onam
SaturdaySatSep 17, 2022Sep 17Vishwakarma Puja
SundaySunSep 25, 2022Sep 25Mahalaya Amavasya
MondayMonSep 26, 2022Sep 26Navaratri begins
TuesdayTueOct 04, 2022Oct 04Navaratri ends / Maha Navami
WednesdayWedOct 05, 2022Oct 05Dusshera
SundaySunOct 09, 2022Oct 09Sharad Purnima
ThursdayThuOct 13, 2022Oct 13Karwa Chauth
SaturdaySatOct 22, 2022Oct 22Dhan Teras
MondayMonOct 24, 2022Oct 24Diwali
WednesdayWedOct 26, 2022Oct 26Bhai Dooj
SundaySunOct 30, 2022Oct 30Chhath Puja
TuesdayTueNov 08, 2022Nov 08Kartik Poornima
SaturdaySatDec 03, 2022Dec 03Geeta Jayanti
FridayFriDec 16, 2022Dec 16Dhanu Sankranti