International Kite Flying Festival In Gujarat: History of Kite Festival
In my previous post, I have discussed the Kite flying festival known as the Makar Sankranti or Uttrayan. I have discussed how Makar Sankranti is celebrated in India. In this post, I would like to share the information regarding the International Kite flying festival celebrated in Gujarat.
History of International Kite Flying Festival
The International Kite Flying Festival sorted out by the Tourism Department of Gujarat, was initiated by the then Chief Minister of Gujarat and current Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi at the Sabarmati River Front on Ashram Road, Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
International Kite Flying Festival Day is yearly celebrated on January 14th of every year. On this day kite flying festival is held. The main highlight of International Kite Flying Festival is the Kite flying competition.
Kites are normally observed to be vivid, lightweight, that flies high in the air. This occasion is held in Gujarat consistently and it begins from 5 a.m. in the morning until night and over 10 million people participate in this global event. Many public figures like politicians and actors also make an appearance on this special day to entertain their fans.
International Kite Flying Festival in Gujarat is observed since the year 1989. The kite flying has been a provincial occasion in Gujarat, a state in India.
International Kite Flying Festival Celebration
The festival is viewed as one of the greatest celebrations celebrated in Gujarat as well as Rajasthan. Individuals of any age go out in the open and attempt to fly their kites high in the air.
The celebration is held every year in urban areas of Gujarat as well as neighboring states. It is the main spot for the foreign tourists and is also celebrated by the foreign visitors.
The celebration draws master kite-creators and flyers from urban areas of India as well as from around the globe. The main place for the International Kite Festival event is in Ahmedabad, Gujarat’s chief city.
Amid the celebration, Patang Bazaar is one of the significant attractions of this celebration.
The bazaar stays open for 24 hours per day and gives various kites and related things for individuals to browse. The whole city getting energized over kites is very enjoyable to see. The festival gives one an experience in Gujarat that has no match or words.