Festival Vasant Panchmi is celebrated to greet the arrival of spring after the winters. Dressed in yellow, people in various parts of India fly kites, play holi and take out huge processions. It is also celebrated in the form of the birthday of Goddess Saraswati - the Goddess of knowledge, arts, music and science. This day is also known as Saraswati Puja. It is also believed that even the great poet Kalidasa gained his wisdom after taking a dip in the holy waters of river Saraswati.