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Vasant Panchami: A Celebration of Spring

Land Art 2015 wall calendar by Sally J. Smith

Land Art 2015 wall calendar by Sally J. Smith

The fifth day after the new moon of January (January 24 in 2015) marks the first day of spring in the Hindu holiday calendar and is celebrated in India and Nepal. Yellow is the auspicious color to wear:  the color of happiness and the color of the mustard that is blooming at this time. (In my neighborhood in Seattle, witch hazel is already unfurling its yellow fragrant petals.) Continue reading