The indications of a full bloom is everywhere - parks, gardens, busy traffic roundabouts, homes, etc..
Small bushes with budding flowers are waiting to bloom forth in full glory!
It is definitely a season to be out in the open enjoying and experiencing these new beginnings. It is a sight to behold as the buds are impatient to gush out of their cocoon and show off their beautiful shapes, shades and colors that God has beautifully conferred upon them.
Basant Panchami which initiates the spring festive cycle was celebrated on 1st February. It literally means fifth day of spring (Basant – spring, Panchami – fifth). The other festival that people await very eagerly in Delhi to celebrate the spring season is Holi. It falls right in the middle of the spring season in the first week of March (March 13 this year!) and people eagerly await this festival to play out the different colours to match the natural background.
Some worship Goddess Saraswati on this day. In ancient Indian literature, this festival is associated with Shringara Rasam which is associated with love, beauty and attraction. People honor Kamadeva with his wife Rati and his friend Vasant on this day in some parts of the country.
People wear yellow dresses and display or wear yellow flowers to mark this spring festival. Yellow mustard flowers bloom across the Punjab belt of North India and is a beautiful sight.