It always so happens that growing up, flying kites is one thing everyone remembers having done as a kid, and as we grow up…not so much anymore. So many memories linked with kite-flying that is only realized when nostalgia hits every year. But, no; this year, let’s do the real thing.
Let’s welcome the New Year’s by flying kites on an international scale!
What is this event?!
It’s the International Kite Festival and it has been around since 1989! Also called Uttarayan, which denotes the end of winter and the beginning of summer, it is a one-stop for all the kite-flying fans!
What’s the fun-quotient on this?
See colourful, gigantic kites take to the skies from dawn to dusk in an ultra-competitive setting with both amateur and pro kite-fliers do what they are amazing at!
You get to meet kite-makers, attend kite-flying workshops, and learn about the art of flying kites! Meet like-minded people and challenge them to a few friendly rounds of kite-flying competition, and don’t leave without watching the light show built around kite-flying!
And no festival is complete without yummy food! Oh, you just have to be there!
Try your hand at kite-making before the Festival!
Wow, where is it at?!
The fun happens all over Gujarat, but the International Kite Festival, in particular, happens in the city of Ahmedabad. It takes place on both the 14th and 15th of January every year, around the Makar Sankranti festival.
Hoping to see you there winning some competitions!