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02-10-2011, 08:50 AM #1
Bright sun, kites mark Punjab's Basant Panchami celebrations
Indian school girls, dressed with Punjabi traditional folk Giddha outfits, smile as they fly kites on the eve of Basant Panchami, the Festival of Spring in Amritsar.
Indian school girls wearing traditional attire participate in the "Basant Panchmi" festival celebrations in Amritsar, India. "Basant Panchmi" marks the start of the spring season.
Spring is in the air
Schoolgirls, wearing traditional clothes, perform Gidha, a folk dance from Punjab, on the eve of Basant Panchami in Amritsar yesterday. Basant Panchami or Festival of Spring is celebrated mainly in the northern states of Haryana and Punjab marking the start of the spring season. People welcome this change of season by wearing yellow clothes and flying kites....being a human...