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Kite Festival 2023 | Uttrayan 2023

The International Kite Festival 2023 (Kite Festival 2023 | Uttrayan 2023) celebration is one of the celebrations in Gujarat and an expected event. This day is considered sacred and Hindu. Preparations and activities for the Kite Festival begin early in the morning. People wake up early in the morning before sunrise. Kite Festival 2023 | Uttrayan 2023 is the only festival to fall on a fixed date every year – January 14th & 15th.

The arrangements start in the kitchen to prepare delicious Gujarati dishes like ladoo, undhiyu, puri or surati Jamun which are ceremonially prepared and eaten on this day. it’s a truth that without Undhiya and Jalebi Uttrayan (Kite Festival 2023) is not completed.


Most children and adult men jump on their roofs to fly the kites and take advantage of the favorable morning breeze. People get together in groups on their own or on friends’ roofs to find the best places for kiting,

Kite Festival 2023 | Uttrayan 2023

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The excitement doesn’t end even after a long day of partying, enjoying, and celebrating on the terrace. Once night falls, people put lighted paper lanterns called tukkals or gubara on gun strings, which glow all night long, and are truly spectacular.

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On the evening the before the night of Kite Festival 2023 | Uttrayan 2023 the market is crowded with people. They all choose where to fly the gun for the next day and purchase Kites, tuaagal and gubara.

Kite Festival 2023 | Uttrayan 2023
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“Photograph by Chetan Karkhanis”

Kite Festival 2023 in Ahmedavad, Gujarat

Although Makar Sankranti celebrations take place in the evening, the morning is the best time to witness the International Kite Festival on the banks of the Sabarmati River. After a hearty breakfast, go straight to the festival site.

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Happy Uttrayan!

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