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VASANT PANCHAMI

When is Vasant Panchami in 2019?

Vasant Panchami in 2019 is on the Saturday, 9th of Feb (2/09/2019).

Vasant Panchami is on the 40th day of 2019. There are 325 days left in the year.

Vasant Panchami Facts

  • Date: Feb 09, 2019
  • 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

List of Religious Holidays of Hindu in 2019

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
TuesdayTueJan 15, 2019Jan 15Makarsankranti / Pongal
MondayMonJan 21, 2019Jan 21Thaipusam
SaturdaySatFeb 09, 2019Feb 09Vasant Panchami
MondayMonMar 04, 2019Mar 04Maha Shivaratri
WednesdayWedMar 20, 2019Mar 20Holika Dahan
ThursdayThuMar 21, 2019Mar 21Holi
FridayFriMar 22, 2019Mar 22Hindi New Year
SaturdaySatApr 06, 2019Apr 06Ugadi / Gudi Padwa / Telugu New Year
SaturdaySatApr 13, 2019Apr 13Ramanavami
SundaySunApr 14, 2019Apr 14Tamil New Year
MondayMonApr 15, 2019Apr 15Bengali New Year / Bihu
MondayMonApr 15, 2019Apr 15Vaisakhi / Baisakhi / Vishu
FridayFriApr 19, 2019Apr 19Hanuman Jayanti
TuesdayTueMay 07, 2019May 07Akshaya Tritiya
MondayMonJun 03, 2019Jun 03Savitri Pooja
ThursdayThuJul 04, 2019Jul 04Puri Rath Yatra
TuesdayTueJul 16, 2019Jul 16Guru Purnima
MondayMonAug 05, 2019Aug 05Nag Panchami
FridayFriAug 09, 2019Aug 09Varalakshmi Vrat
ThursdayThuAug 15, 2019Aug 15Raksha Bandhan
SaturdaySatAug 24, 2019Aug 24Krishna Janmashtami
MondayMonSep 02, 2019Sep 02Ganesh Chaturthi
WednesdayWedSep 11, 2019Sep 11Onam
TuesdayTueSep 17, 2019Sep 17Vishwakarma Puja
SaturdaySatSep 28, 2019Sep 28Mahalaya Amavasya
SundaySunSep 29, 2019Sep 29Navaratri begins
MondayMonOct 07, 2019Oct 07Navaratri ends / Maha Navami
TuesdayTueOct 08, 2019Oct 08Dusshera
SundaySunOct 13, 2019Oct 13Sharad Purnima
ThursdayThuOct 17, 2019Oct 17Karwa Chauth
FridayFriOct 25, 2019Oct 25Dhan Teras
SundaySunOct 27, 2019Oct 27Diwali
TuesdayTueOct 29, 2019Oct 29Bhai Dooj
SaturdaySatNov 02, 2019Nov 02Chhath Puja
TuesdayTueNov 12, 2019Nov 12Kartik Poornima
SundaySunDec 08, 2019Dec 08Geeta Jayanti
MondayMonDec 16, 2019Dec 16Dhanu Sankranti