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VASANT PANCHAMI

When is Vasant Panchami in 2024?

Vasant Panchami in 2024 is on the Wednesday, 14th of Feb (2/14/2024).

Vasant Panchami is on the 45th day of 2024. There are 321 days left in the year.

Vasant Panchami Facts

  • Date: Feb 14, 2024
  • 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

List of Religious Holidays of Hindu in 2023

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
SundaySunJan 15, 2023Jan 15Makarsankranti / Pongal
ThursdayThuJan 26, 2023Jan 26Vasant Panchami
SundaySunFeb 05, 2023Feb 05Thaipusam
SaturdaySatFeb 18, 2023Feb 18Maha Shivaratri
TuesdayTueMar 07, 2023Mar 07Holika Dahan
WednesdayWedMar 08, 2023Mar 08Holi
WednesdayWedMar 22, 2023Mar 22Hindi New Year
WednesdayWedMar 22, 2023Mar 22Ugadi / Gudi Padwa / Telugu New Year
ThursdayThuMar 30, 2023Mar 30Ramanavami
ThursdayThuApr 06, 2023Apr 06Hanuman Jayanti
FridayFriApr 14, 2023Apr 14Tamil New Year
FridayFriApr 14, 2023Apr 14Vaisakhi / Baisakhi / Vishu
SaturdaySatApr 15, 2023Apr 15Bengali New Year / Bihu
SaturdaySatApr 22, 2023Apr 22Akshaya Tritiya
FridayFriMay 19, 2023May 19Savitri Pooja
TuesdayTueJun 20, 2023Jun 20Puri Rath Yatra
MondayMonJul 03, 2023Jul 03Guru Purnima
MondayMonAug 21, 2023Aug 21Nag Panchami
FridayFriAug 25, 2023Aug 25Varalakshmi Vrat
TuesdayTueAug 29, 2023Aug 29Onam
WednesdayWedAug 30, 2023Aug 30Raksha Bandhan
WednesdayWedSep 06, 2023Sep 06Krishna Janmashtami
SundaySunSep 17, 2023Sep 17Vishwakarma Puja
TuesdayTueSep 19, 2023Sep 19Ganesh Chaturthi
FridayFriOct 13, 2023Oct 13Mahalaya Amavasya
SundaySunOct 15, 2023Oct 15Navaratri begins
MondayMonOct 23, 2023Oct 23Navaratri ends / Maha Navami
TuesdayTueOct 24, 2023Oct 24Dusshera
SaturdaySatOct 28, 2023Oct 28Sharad Purnima
WednesdayWedNov 01, 2023Nov 01Karwa Chauth
FridayFriNov 10, 2023Nov 10Dhan Teras
SundaySunNov 12, 2023Nov 12Diwali
TuesdayTueNov 14, 2023Nov 14Bhai Dooj
SundaySunNov 19, 2023Nov 19Chhath Puja
MondayMonNov 27, 2023Nov 27Kartik Poornima
SaturdaySatDec 16, 2023Dec 16Dhanu Sankranti
FridayFriDec 22, 2023Dec 22Geeta Jayanti

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