Saraswati Puja, also spelt as Saraswathi Pooja, is observed on Basant Panchami day. During Navratri, Saraswati Puja dates are: Saraswati Avahan (October 20), Saraswati Puja (October 21) & Saraswati Balidaan (October 22).
Basant Panchami Saraswati Puja 2012 date was January 28. This festival is observed with lot of gusto in Bengal, Orissa and other Eastern regions of India. Saraswati puja day marks the beginning of Basant rithu (spring season).
It falls on Shukla Paksha Panchami in Magh Month. It is also known as Shri Panchami or Saraswati Panchami. It is believed that on this day Goddess Saraswati was born, hence Shri Panchami is also celebrated as Saraswati Jayanti. Here are the dates of Saraswati Puja in USA, UK, Canada, and Australia.
Saraswati puja day falls in Falgun month as per Bengali calendar. It is also celebrated in Nepal and Bangladesh to worship Saraswati Mata. Men and women clean their houses and install the idol of Goddess Saraswati and start worshipping with shodashopachar puja. They keep books, pens and other stationery items in front of the Goddess worship along with Mata.