International Paper Snake Festival in India (14/01)

Kites of every possible color, shape and size take off into the blue winter skies of India today.

Paper kites have undoubtedly become one of the embodiments of man's dream of flying into the sky. The history of the creation and development of kites impresses with its length and fascinates with its richness. Therefore, it is no coincidence that kite festivals are held in many countries of the world and attract both amateurs and professionals of this art.

In India, the International Kite Festival is held annually on January 14th. The venue chosen was the city in the west of India, Ahmedabad, which is the largest city in the state of Gujarat. The time of the festival coincides with the festival Makar Sankranti (Makar Sankranti) or Uttarayan (Uttarayan) - a festival that celebrates the movement of the sun in the northern hemisphere and the change of seasons, and, consequently, the end of winter and the arrival of spring.