Touch the sky with your soaring papercrafts and get lost in the kite-flying ambience. Kites are cherished all over the country and therefore, many gigantic Kite Festivals are celebrated in India.
Listed below are some extraordinary Kite fiestas celebrated across India-
1. International Kite Festival in Gujarat– Uttarayan
Kite flying in India symbolises awakening of God from sleep. It is said that the tradition of kite flying was started by the royalties, who found the sport entertaining and a way to display their skills and power. However, the first International Festival was celebrated in 1989 when people from all across the globe participated and displayed their innovative knack of flying kites. Gujarat becomes paradise for Kite aficionados during the International Kite Flying festival. This festival attracts thousands of people towards this captivating activity. Kite festival in India is celebrated on 14th January every year, on Makar Sankranti.
2. Kite Festival in Jaipur and Jodhpur
The amalgamation of radiant sand dunes and regal environs makes perfect setting for one of the most colourful events of Jaipur, the Kite Festival, which each year pulls numerous people towards the ‘Pink City’. The people of Jaipur take a holy dip in Galtaji, an important pilgrimage in Jaipur on 14th January (Makar Sankranti) and then head for a vivacious kite-flying fiesta. During this festival, multiple vibrant kites hover around the skylines, creating brilliant backdrop.
3. Independence Day
Kite flying embodies free spirit and exuberance therefore; people indulge in various kite-flying activities on 15th August and celebrate our ‘independence’ in a vivacious way. During this festival, terraces are crammed with people, atmosphere is filled with the melodic reverberations, and the aroma is packed with gaiety.
4. Vasant Panchmi
Vasant Panchmi, the kite flying festival of North India is celebrated to welcome the pleasant spring season. During this festival, the sky is sheathed with exceptionally designed, colourful kites. Jump with triumph after cutting your opponent’s kite and dance to the tunes of Dhols and Nagadas while celebrating Vasant Panchmi.
Dump the video games, ditch the board games and get ready for a spirited Kite-flying entertainment.