Our first story of this year 2018 began with the international kite festival and Makar Sankranti in Ahmedabad. Uttrayan / Makar Sankranti festival marks the end of the winter and welcomes the upcoming summer with the celebration of the kite festival.
The significant element in the festive apart from the kites is our Manjha [thread coated with the powdered glass]. The preparation of Manjha happens a month earlier all around the streets of the city, and it’s an extensive process to achieve the colour and quality.
Soon, the Manjha is winded up on the spools and each colour in earlier times used to represent the community it seems. But, now the colours are just a choice.
On the day of Uttrayan went to the old city part of Ahmedabad to capture the happenings of the kite festival. The whole city was on the terrace, and these people managed to have their roofs as the terrace.
The sale of kites was still going on even on the day of Uttrayan. Because apart from kite flying its kite fighting too. The pro in flying kites demonstrated us targeting other kites and taught some of the tricks to knock other kites. While our beginner and small amateur boy was denied having the Manjha thread and had only the kites.
Kite festival has balloons too, and we are delighted to celebrate it with the happy father and small kids. While the elder ones are flying and fighting with the kites, the flying balloons would engage the kids during the fest.
After all the celebration the Makar Sankaranti ended with the house party. This is our story on this particular occasion, and we would like to hear your celebration stories and get featured with us.