International Kite Festival 2013 - Gujarat,India

International Kite Festival 2013 - Gujarat,India:

International Kite Festival

The birth of the International Kite Festival Date supports in the year 1989 and since then she has held in Ahmedabad every year. The International Kite Festival is one of the most colorful events in Gujarat.

The sky is filled with colorful kites which are stunning from around the world. The International kite is celebrated along the same day Uttarayan or Makar Sakranti is celebrated on January 14 to find out. Tourism Corporation of Gujarat Limited sponsors the festival.

The festival takes place either at the Sardar Patel Stadium or the Police Stadium.

People eagerly awaiting international kite festival, special excitement is seen in young people. International Kite Festival attracts kite enthusiasts from all over the world gather here to enjoy the day and test their flying skills kite.

The festival symbolizes the beginning of autumn. Persons irrespective of caste, creed, sex, region or religion participate in the IKF.

Thus, it inculcates the spirit of brotherhood and solidarity among ordinary people as they get the opportunity to meet foreigners.

The Patang Bazaar is the hot spot of the youth during this festival. The sky is absolutely beautiful with kites in countless colors, designs and shapes of kites in flight in the air.

During this festival, markets provide you with different varieties of kites, the difference in color, design and style. Thus, there are a multitude of options available for you to choose from.

Religious beliefs

International Kite Festival also has a religious significance. The festival takes place in Makar Sakranti that day and it is believed that the sun moves into the northern hemisphere, and emits harmful rays. Elders insist away all things, people visit temples and offerings for the poor. It is believed that the day marks the awakening of the slumbering gods in the last six months and the sky bridge is open. It is a signal of rejoicing.

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