Vasant Panchami is a Hindu and Sikh festival celebrated in early February (the fifth day of Magha). The holiday marks the end of winter and beginning of spring.
Hindus worship Saraswati Devi, the goddess of knowledge, wisdom, culture, and art on this day. Kite flying is popular, signifying freedom and enjoyment. It is a public holiday so government offices are closed.
The goddess Sarasvati is the center of the celebration for her embracement of arts, crafts, skills, and sciences.
India Major Holidays:
Date of Vasant Panchami
2015 - Saturday, January 24th
2016 - Friday, February 12th
2017 - Wednesday, February 1
2018 - Monday, January 22
2019 - Sunday, February 10
2020 - Wednesday, January 29
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