New Delhi: The festival of Kite Flying or Uttarayan as its called locally, is a uniquely Gujarati phenomenon, which is celebrated when winter begins turning to summer according to the Hindu calendar.
Although the kite festival is organised and celebrated for few days but the industry of kite making and allied products such as firki, thread, etc., run almost round the year.
International Kite Festival happening in Ahmedabad from January 7 – 15
Here are the colour stills from the 30th International Kite Festival:
Kite flying is also a festival which has the potential for far-reaching, effective messages. Many kites have social messages along with exclusive patterns and designs made on them.