To Mark the End of Winter, Everyone in this Indian Region Flies a Kite

Beautiful ❤

I love all the colorful beauty seen in the Indian As kites are released

TwistedSifter

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In the northwestern state of Gujarat, India, 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 Makar Sankranti. This day is considered to be one of the most important harvest days in India. [source]

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The festival takes place on 14 January of each year during the Makar Sankranti and continues until 15 January. Uttarayan is such a huge celebration that it has become a two-day public holiday. The festival is celebrated in many cities of Gujarat like Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara, Rajkot, Nadiad. However, the International Kite Event takes place in…

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