Wednesday, May 29, 2024
West Bengal

Festivals and Fairs

▪ Durga Puja ▪ Diwali ▪ Muslim Festivals ▪ Festival of Sahajiya Sect ▪ Orthodox Vaishnava festivals
▪ Rathayathra ▪ Holi ▪ Rabindra Jayanti ▪ Birthday of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose
▪ Dussera ▪ Fairs ▪ Sri-Panchami ▪ Birthday of Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa
Sri-Pancham (Vasant-Panchami)

Sri-Panchami held almost all over India on a date between the last week of January and the middle of February. The day is sacred to Saraswati, goddess of learning whose worship is celebrated with great splendour by students and artists. Girl worshipers wear cloth, dyed saffron the traditional colour of spring. In the evening, cultural functions where music and recitations of poems, dramatic performances and dances are held. A vegetarian feast with luchi (thin  fried cakes of wheaten flour) is the order of the day.