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International Kite Festival at Sabarmati Riverfront Uttrayan Kite Flying Day in Ahmedabad

We have International Kite Festival going to be clebrated at the Sabarmati Riverfront, Ashram Road in Ahmedabad. People across the world, come with their variety of Kites to fly in the blue sky of Ahmedabad. This festival is a full of colorful Kites. Apart from Holi, we can say that the Kite Festival (Uttarayan) is another one we can say as the festival of colors. International Kite Festival Schedule date is 10 & 11 January 2016.

Every year, Gujarat celebrates more than 2,000 festivals. The International Kite Festival (Uttarayan) is one of the biggest festivals celebrated. Months before the festival, homes in Gujarat begin to manufacture kites for the festival.

The festival of Uttarayan marks the day when winter begins to turn into summer, according to the Indian calendar. It is the sign for farmers that the sun is back and that harvest season is approaching which is called Makara Sankranti. This day is considered to be one of the most important harvest day in India. Many cities in Gujarat organize kite competition between their citizens where the people all compete with each other. In this region of Gujarat and many other states, Uttarayan is such a huge celebration that it has become a public holiday in Gujarat for two days.

During the International Kite Festival and in the span of 8th to 14th January ’16, kites of all shapes and sizes would be flown, and the main competition would be to battle nearby kite-flyers to cut their strings and bring down their kites. For this, people find their favored kite-makers who prepare strong resilient kite bodies with springy bamboo frames and kite-paper stretched to exactly the right tension.


See some of the photos we have captured at the Sabarmati Riverfront for Kite Festival:


International Kite Festival 2016 at Sabarmati Riverfront in Ahmedabad

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