The last kites of Uttarayan 2013

12:20 PM / Posted by li i /

Kite flying reaches its peak as the people of Ahmedabad enjoy the last hour of Uttarayan.

Uttarayan, or Makar Sankranti, celebrates the northern ascent of the Sun. In Gujarat, the festival is celebrated by flying kites. People of all ages throng the city's rooftops for two straight days flying kites and engaging in kite fights.

The scientific reason behind kite flying is for the population to get a nice sun bath and help generate a healthy dose of Vitamin D. The sun isn't very harsh at this time of the year.


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