Basant Panchami, the Festival of spring, is celebrated primarily in Haryana and Punjab, during February-March. It is celebrated at the end of winter to welcome spring. 'Basant Ritu' means the spring season in Hindi. This is a festival where everyone specially the younger generation dresses in their best clothes and if possible wears them in yellow.
People greet this change of season by wearing yellow clothes, flying kites and having fun. A puja (prayer) is held in the house, teeka applied on the deity as well as everyone's forehead. Basant Panchami 2019, also spelt as Basant Panchami, or Saraswati Puja is a festival that represents the arrival of Vasant Ritu (Spring Season).
On this day, Mata Saraswati is worshipped. Basant Panchami 2019 date is February 15, 2013. Basant Panchmi festival is celebrated on the fifth day of the month Magh (Magha masa Shukla Panchami).
Vasant Panchami Festival
Vasant Panchami heralds the advent of spring. This festival marks the first day of spring. Vasanta means the spring. The fields are mustard yellow with the ripening of crops. Yellow is an auspicious color - a color of spirituality. Vasant Panchami falls on the fifth day of Magh (Jan - Feb) Shukla or the bright of lunar.Saraswati is the group of Lord Brahma and is the Goddess of Wisdom and Knowledge. She is the personification of knowledge - science, arts, and crafts. She represents Shakti, inspiration and inspiration and presents herself when the weather is complacent and Nature is in its full grandeur. It is a season of inspiration and passion.