Get Ready for the Kite Festival in India

by - January 14, 2018

India is a country with a wide culture and religious diversities, and colorful festivals are a religious custom that is throughout the year. A beautiful and familiar festival held throughout India, Makar Sankranti is one of the most popular events in the country. International Kite Festival is held in Ahmedabad on January 14 every year, coinciding with the festival of Uttarayan or Makar Sankranti. People everywhere mark the transition of the sun in the zodiac sign of Makara (Capricorn) with a focus on kite flying.

In the skies, you can see the colorful and unique kites of different shapes and sizes all with the same objective to cut other kites and have the last one flying in this game. The city of Ahmedabad marks the festival in the form of the international kite festival when a dazzling crowd of kites flies in the air of dawn at dusk.

Makar Sankranti is a festival that announces a change of seasons that marks the movement of the sun in the northern hemisphere. It is a celebration to mark the end of winter. The skies are blue and clear, a fresh wind blows and a sense of anticipation and joy grabs all who celebrate the occasion.

In Gujarat, Makar Sankranti is celebrated as the day of kites. Kite festival in Gujarat is an extraordinary day, unlike in other places. Ahmedabad, the main city of Gujarat is at the head of the Uttarayani celebration and is the venue for the International Kite Festival.

Kite Festival is held in the important cities of Gujarat every year. The festival attracts kite flying enthusiasts not only from the cities of India but also from all over the world. The kite designs of infinite variety are found in the place.

The festival is a time of thanksgiving for the people, as it marks the awakening of the soil after the long lethargy. The gods who are believed to have slept for six long months now awake and the portals of heaven are opened. It is also a signal for joyful decisions.

The myth behind the International Kite Festival

In fact, the International Kite Festival marks the end of winter. The popular belief goes more than during this time, the gods that were asleep in the last six months, wakes up and the threshold of heaven opens. Faith translates into a party of this kind.

Kites of all colors

From dawn to dusk, people of all ages fly kites rejoicing in the spirit of the day. The blue sky of January is animated by comets of different colors and tones. The kites rise in the sky, their lines moving as if they were alive. Crowded rooftops, fun-loving rivalry to outdo each other and delicious Gujarati banquet are the hallmarks of the day.

A variety of kites are seen with friends, neighbors, and strangers falling into kite fights. The nights of seeing the arrival of comets lighting system picture, often in a series chained in a single line, which will be thrown towards the sky. Known as Tukkals, these kites add a touch of splendor to the darkness of the sky.

Celebration of the International Kite Festival

The celebration opens on January 13 of each year and lasts for 3 consecutive days from dawn to dusk. Preparation days are going to make kites in every imaginable shape and size. The kite lines are sharpened with mixtures of rubber, glass and many more elements. The goal of the contest is still to cut the lines of the others' kite and thus emerging triumphant. Extensive research and innovative formulas and the consequent rivalry would keep anyone by surprise. The "Woh-Katta" sound fills the air every time a kite-line is broken. The zeal and enthusiasm is unparalleled.

A large number of visitors arrive in the city during the festival. International Kite Festival would give you charming views on the lifestyle and culture of the old city.

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  1. Very beautiful, colorful pictures!

  2. nice info...never knew..just heard it..

  3. Very colorful post for sight and the information regarding to the festival is a learning process for me. I like flying kites in childhood... i could imagine the sky how colorful would it be on that day.

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  6. Wow, som many lovely colours in this pictures.
    Have a nice day!
    Greetings from Sweden

  7. These festivities must be very interesting and coloured. I'm afraid that your country is so far....
    Have a nice day!

  8. So wonderfully vibrant! Love the colours.

  9. I love all the bright, rich colours of the kites and enjoyed reading about the festivities.

    Happy weekend

  10. What a range of colors ! Well captured !

  11. Wow.. so colourful. Thanks for your recent visit to my blog.