Hey, Folks, I’m Tarak Vora. I live at Ahmedabad in Gujarat. I don’t know how to start writing about this festival because this is my one of the best festival. Every year, Gujarat celebrates more than 2,000 festivals. Yes, this is very true, here you can see the different type of peoples, a different type of religions so they all celebrate their festival. The festival of Uttarayan marks the day when winter begins to turn into summer, according to the Hindu calendar. It is the sign for farmers that the sun is back and that harvest season is approaching which is called Makar Sankranti. This day is considered to be one of the most important harvest days in India.
The festival takes place on 14 January of each year during the Makar Sankranti and continues until the 15th of January. This date marks the end of winter and the return of a more clement weather for farmers of the Gujarat region.
Kite is basically made of paper, though you may also see kites made of silk or other thin material. Kites usually come in various shapes and sizes and framed by a thin bamboo stick. Kites are attached to a thread rolled in a pinball and flow against the direction of the wind. Kite flying is a lot of fun but the real excitement lies in cutting in each other’s kites. The more kites you cut the more expert you are. Hahaha, It’s very funny to think when you cut someone kite who just flew his kite. In this festival, no rules apply for your enjoyment you can cut anybody’s kites.
We wake up in the early morning and go on the terrace. You’ll hear Manny sounds in this festival like “ae Kai pyo che” “Ae lappet” “wwwWOOOo” hahaha.. there is very enjoying the part when we are cut other kites especially if we cut our neighbor kites and your neighbor express like he’ll kill you. :). My mother has made this festival many dishes like Chikki, Papdi, Murmura Ladoo etc. We are enjoying a full day on the terrace and enjoy until night.