Basant Panchami: Hindu festival marking spring's arrival.

Date: Fifth day of Hindu calendar month 'Magha.'

Celebrations: Varied reasons—harvest, spring, Saraswati worship.

Legend: Poet Kalidasa blessed with wisdom by Saraswati.

Traditions: Yellow attire, sweets, decorations; homage to Saraswati.

Symbolism: Yellow represents wisdom, mustard flowers bloom.

Activities: Music, dancing, learning to honor Saraswati.