Kite Festival in Jaipur
Significance of the Kite FestivalEach year on the very day of Uttarayan or Makar Sankranti which happens mostly on 13th/14th of January the people in Jaipur celebrate the Kite Festival.
Celebration and CustomsLike every other Hindu religious festival, the day of Makar Sankanti starts with taking a holy dip in the Kunds (natural water springs) inside the Galtaji temple which is one of the most important pilgrimages in Jaipur.
The fun, frolic and food of the festivalPeople from all ages enjoy fluttering their individual kites from the terraces of their homes and when it comes to cutting the strings of another kite, the joy knows no bound. It is considered an innocent achievement on the day of such playfulness.
Tourism Surrounding The Kite FestivalEach year on this day, the Jaipur Tourism Development Corporation holds the International Kite Festival in an open stadium. This festival is celebrated for three days consecutively. Fanciers from all over the globe come together in Jaipur to participate in this fun festivity.
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