Colourful Kites fills Gujarat Sky This Year
Finally the time has arrived to fill the sky with countless colored kites. Yes it’s all about the kite festival in Gujarat, India. It is known as Uttarayan (Makar Sankranti) in India. People celebrate this festival on 14th and 15th of January every Year since history.
People keenly wait for this festival to celebrate and enjoy. Kite makers, firki and manja makers work since months for huge production of kites, firki and manja. This time attracts all kite makers and kite flying lovers around the world. So this year whole Gujarat is prepared to celebrate the 20th International Kite Festival on 14th and 15th January, 2010 organized by the Government of Gujarat at Sabarmati river front, Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
With 1,21,365 fairs and festivals celebrated during a year, Gujarat is one State with its historical vibrancy intact. With colours all around, cheer, and a sense of enjoyment in the air, the 20th International Kite Festival (Uttarayan) began in Ahmedabad, on the riverfront of the Sabarmati.
The festival is celebrated by over five crore people all over Gujarat.
Beautiful and attractive kites in different shapes and colours adorn the sky like a thousand birds. The competition is about bringing down the other's kite by cutting out the competitor's kite string.
Roughly 35 countries and 105 professional kite flyers from across the continents participate, in addition to at least 120 kite flyers from our country.
There are also celebrations for 50 years of Gujarat as an individual State.
Also known as Makara Sankranti in northern States, the festival marks the celebration of the season change.
So Gujarat would feel proud to celebrate this festival with all the preparations and welcomes all to celebrate and enjoy this grand festival.