Culture and traditions play such an important role in our lives, don’t they? India lives or thrives in these traditions, festivals and its spectacular culture. There is a festivity to mark the beginning or to bid adieu to any auspicious occasion in India. That is the extent of cultural affluence that India exhibits.
The land of Rajasthan, is obviously thus, no different. Festivals are a characteristic trait of this majestic land. Colours, vibrancy, vivacity- are its ornaments. The Kite festival is a wonderful example of Rajasthan’s spectacular vivacity. Not just Rajasthan, people from all over India are gung ho about the celebrations of Makar Sankranti. Rajasthan enjoys the occasion in a splash of colours that adorns the limitless sky. Innumerable number of kites flock the place; the beauty that the scene exhibits- priceless. Celebrated on the 14th of January every year, the festival attracts visitors from all over the world and gifts them with experiences and enjoyment of a lifetime.
Makar Sankranti is considered to be the start of Uttarayan, or the northward journey of the sun. Thus, people of Jaipur and whole of Rajasthan celebrate this great with great reverence towards the Sun god, who is the source of all energy on earth. Many kite flying competitions are organized, along with the International Kite Festival organized by the state government.