Makar Sankranti International Kite Festival Celebration India
Makar Sankranti or Kite flying festival is a major Hindu celebrated across India; it is celebrated every year on 14th January with exception of a day or two in 10-15 years. It is only Hindu festival whose dated concedes with the dates of Georgian calendar. Makar Sankranti is a major festival celebrating the new harvesting season; the name Makar Sankranti signifies the change of Sun movement in zodiac sign Makar (Capricorn in English). As it is years old tradition to fly kites on the eve of Makar Sankranti; MakarSankrantii is a very auspicious day for Hindus, a large charity is practiced & most importantly kite flying festival is organized.
Kite flying is a very common way in the Indian subcontinent to celebrate festivals; there are some festivals which witnesses the kite flying. Some of them are listed below:
Telangana International Kite Festival: Telangana International Kite Festival is popularly abbreviated as TIKF; it is organized by State government of the Indian State of Telangana. The sole purpose of organizing this festival is promoting the tourism in the state. Nearly 20 reputed kite flying clubs participate in this festival & compete to win the prestigious titular prize from Government of Telangana. A very large fair is organized which proves to be a perfect spot for the entertainment. Remote controlled kites were first introduced at Telangana International Kite Festival.
Kite Festival of Gujarat: Kite festival of Gujarat is world famous for its grand celebration. Gujarat International kite festival is organized in Ahmedabad city of the Indian state of Gujarat; Sabarmati Riverfront in Ahmedabad is the venue for this grand festival. It is organized from 8th January to 14th January; apart from this organized Kite festival on Sabarmati riverfront common households of Gujarat also celebrates this kite festival with great enthusiasm & zeal. Regardless of caste, color, class & religion kite festival is celebrated. Kite festival of Gujarat witnesses the talent of internationally famed professional kite fliers.
Kite Festival in Delhi: New Delhi, the national capital city of India celebrates 15th August (Independence Day) as the kite flying festival. The national capital witnesses the kites in its sky on a large scale on Independence Day.
Makar Sankranti Kite Festival: Makar Sankranti is the main Kite flying festival majorly in India. People of a large region in Indian subcontinent celebrate Makar Sankranti as the kite flying festival. Different competitions are organized on this day; also the common households also celebrate the kite flying festival with full zeal & emotions. Although kite flying tradition is very common in the urban areas of the region but now a day’s rural or suburban areas also getting very seriously in kite flying.
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