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How we’re observing Vasant Panchami

Vasant Panchami (which is also sometimes called Shree Panchami, Saraswati Puja, or the Basant Festival of Kites) is a Hindu and Sikh celebration that celebrates the Hindu Goddess Saraswati and marks the beginning of the preparation for Spring and the corresponding celebrations, including Holi.

Celebrated on the 5th day of the month of Magha on the Hindu lunisolar calendar, yellow is a big part of how people observe Vasant Panchami; many believe that yellow was Saraswati’s favorite color—and, in honor of Saraswati, wear yellow clothing, eat yellow food, and add saffron to their rice (which adds a yellow tint). People also honor Saraswati by bringing foods to Her temples so she can join in on the celebrations.

Vasant Panchami is also celebrated with public feasts, carnivals, and in North India, with the flying of colorful kites.

How to prepare

We’ll be closed for Vasant Panchami on February 14; please make sure to turn on your out-of-office message.

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