07 January 2023. Uttarayan Celebrations. Ahmedabad. India: The international Kite Festival of Ahmedabad is held on January 14 annually. During the week before, walking around the streets, you can see the preparations in advance like dying and winding up the cords used to fly the kites. Credit: Larissa Rolley / shotbywomen
(International Kite Festival website) Since 1989, the city of Ahmedabad has hosted the International Kite Festival as part of the official celebration of uttarayan, bringing master kite makers and flyers from all over the world to demonstrate their unique creations and wow the crowds with highly unusual kites. In past years, master kite makers from Malaysia have brought their wau-balang kites, llayang-llayanghave come from Indonesia, kite innovators from the USA have arrived with giant banner kites, and Japanese rokkaku fighting kites have shared the skies with Italian sculptural kites, Chinese flying dragons, and the latest high-tech modern wonders.
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