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How To Celebrate Basant Panchami With Kids?

Basant Panchami is a popular spring festival that is celebrated in different parts of India with fun and excitement. The festival of Basant Panchami is celebrated on the 5th day of Magh every year, as it marks the end of the winter season and welcomes the arrival of spring. This year Basant Panchami will be celebrated on 5th February. Yellow is the color associated with the festivities of Basant Panchami, as yellow is considered a color of spirituality. Apart from the spirituality factor, the yellow color also signifies sunshine, brilliance, and vibrancy of human life. During the months of February, the villages in Punjab are brightened with yellow and mustard color crops, and this adds to the overall spirit of the festival.

To make the celebrations even more special, people dress up in yellow-colored clothes and savor the Kesar halwa or sweet rice with saffron. Yellow-colored flowers are offered to the holy deities. Apart from welcoming the spring season, Basant Panchami also marks the birthday of Goddess Sarawati. She is often associated with knowledge, wisdom, honesty, and purity. As parents, you must teach your children about the importance of worshiping the goddess Saraswati and what is her role in education. You can even ask your kids to place their stationery items, books, and notebooks at their feet so that they can be blessed by her before they start using them.

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How to Celebrate Basant Panchami With Kids?

If you are looking for different Basant Panchami activities for kids, don’t worry because we have got you all covered. In this article, we will discuss the different ways by which you can celebrate Basant Panchami with your kids.

1. Educate Your Kids

Start the celebrations by educating your kids about the significance of the festival both for students and farmers.

2. Explain the Different Seasons of India

Play smart and use this opportunity to explain to your kids about different seasonal changes that we have in India. As per the meteorological department, India experiences 4 main seasons and as per some historic texts there are 6 seasons and all of them have been mentioned below.

a) Vasant Ritu-Spring.
b) Grishma Ritu- Summer.
c) Varsha Ritu- Monsoon.
d) Sharad Ritu- Autumn.
e) Hemant Ritu- Pre-Winters.
f) Shita Ritu- Winters.

You can teach your kids the significance of each and every season and what type of vegetation is grown in a particular season.

3. Embrace Yellow Color

As already mentioned above, yellow is the color associated with Basant Panchami, and therefore, you along with your kids can wear yellow-colored clothes. To add a personal touch, you can even do a cute Basant Panchami photoshoot with your kids.

4. Prepare Festive Delicacies

Food is also a great way to bond with your kids and make your Basant Panchami celebrations extra special. You can ask your kids to assist you with cooking delicacies associated with the festival. For example, you can ask them to drop a pinch of haldi into the rice. They will be amazed to see the beautiful hue of yellow color. Hand them over the saffron strands and ask them to add them to a glass of warm milk.

5. Introduce Your Kids to Goddess Saraswati

Apart from seasonal change, Basant Panchami also marks the birthday of goddess Saraswati. Henceforth, you can use the occasion to teach your children about the history of Saraswati Vandana and how to recite it. Ask your kids to recite the following mantra and seek the blessings of the goddess before they start their new journey.
Saraswati Vandana

Saraswati Namastubhyam
Varade Kamarupini
Vidyarambham Karishyami
Siddhir Bavanthume Sadha

Once your kids successfully recite the holy mantra, tell them the meaning and its importance in human life.

6. Seek the Blessings of Goddess Saraswati

Saraswati is also known as the goddess of Saraswati and hence, you can ask your kids to seek her blessings by offering their books, and stationery at her feet. Just the night before Basant Panchami, ask your kids to bring their school books and other items like ghungroos, painting supplies, and anything else that is related to their hobbies. Make sure that you thoroughly clean the place and arrange their stuff nicely near the idol of Goddess Saraswati and don’t forget to cover it with a nice cloth.

7. Write “OM” on Rice

In case you have got little kids at home, you can ask them to help you write “OM” on rice. It is a fun way to let your kids use their fingers efficiently and effectively.

8. Fly Colorful Kites

You can end the day by flying kites. Flying kites is considered to be an important ritual associated with the Basant Panchami celebrations. So, get ready to soak some sun by flying kites together!

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Final Words

Using these 8 ways you can celebrate Basant Panchami with kids. Today, it is important for every parent to educate their children on all the Indian festivals and their significance in Indian history. At PiggyRide, we are making kids aware by spreading awareness about Indian culture and traditions. Just like any other Indian festival, even Basant Panchami comes with a rich historical past. Therefore, the PiggyRide family is wishing everyone a very Happy Basant Panchami!

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Ridhi Dogra

Hi Friends! I am Ridhi Dogra.
I am working as a Content Writer with PiggyRide. I graduated from Delhi University with a bachelor's degree in Home Science and I did my post-graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication from Amity University. I am an avid reader, a passionate traveler, and a movie buff.

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