Vasant Panchami is an auspicious day to perform Saraswati Puja. For Bengali community, it is a big festival. Vasant Panchami 2011 date in USA and Canada is February 7, 2011. It is also known as Shri Panchami or Saraswati Panchami or Saraswati Jayanti. The festival is celebrated on Shukla Paksha Panchami in Magh month.
Bengali Associations throughout USA and Canada celebrate the festival with utmost gusto. Saraswati Homam is held and Aksharabhyasam is performed to children below 5 years.