postcards from : kite festival, india

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Every year the state of Gujarat in Western India celebrates the kite festival, Utraan the beginning of the new year. The day, 14 January, marks the end of winter and the change in winds for farmers in the Gujarat region. The statewide holiday entails lots of great food, treats and of course kites! As the day comes to an end, paper lanterns are lit and sent into the sky.
  • Love these photos… so beautiful! Reminds me of one of my favorite novels, The Kite Runner. Have a great weekend, Supal!

  • This is so beautiful! It's been years since I've flown a kite – would love to be part of this someday.

  • McKenna Ryan

    I absolutely love these pictures. So beautiful. Happy weekend! xx. McKenna Lou

    http://www.lynnandlou.com

  • Stephanie @Shades of Color Art

    Beautiful pictures! I love to get to know other cultures. 🙂

  • How wonderful! Flying a kite can be such a magical experience. Loved seeing this glimpse into the place kites have in Indian culture.