Saraswati Puja 2019Basant Panchami, is a festival that marks the preliminary preparations for the
arrival of spring, celebrated by people in various ways depending upon the region in the Indian
subcontinent. The Vasant Panchami also marks the start of preparation for Holika and Holi, which
take place forty days later. The Vasant Utsava (festival) on Panchami is celebrated forty days
before Spring, because any season's transition period is 40 days, and after that the season comes
in to full bloom.