Vasant Panchami is a festival widely celebrated in India and throughout other Hindu communities around the world. Vasant Panchami is dedicated to Saraswati, the Hindu goddess of knowledge and learning. Vasant Panchami occurs on the fifth lunar day of the month of Magh. In India, schools are closed for the day to allow children to prepare for the celebrations. 'Vasant' means spring. Yellow is traditionally worn during Vasant Panchami because it symbolizes the ripening of crops.