Kapyo Che! Uttarayan and Kites

Kapyo Che! Uttarayan and Kites

Come January and pink is in the air across towns and cities in Gujarat. Rows of small foot-path shops start lining up the sides of roads with manja being made in bright colours: Uttarayan, the kite-flying festival is approaching! Among the numerous small and big festivals that Gujarat celebrates, this one is certainly one of the most looked forward to: rarely do the joys of sport, of secular celebration and community togetherness converge as in Uttarayan, showing the continuing rootedness of Indian people in forms and expressions of traditional value.

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