International Kite Festival Uttarayan At a glance The festival of Uttarayan is a uniquely Gujarati phenomenon, when the skies over most cities of the state fill with kites from before dawn until well after dark. The festival marks the days in the Hindu calendar when winter begins turning to summer, known as Makar Sankranti or Uttarayan. On what is usually a bright warm sunny day with brisk breezes to lift the kites aloft, across the state almost all normal activity is shut down and everyone takes to the rooftops and roadways to fly kites and compete with their neighbors.
Cultural uses[ edit ] Kite festivals are a popular form of entertainment throughout the world. They include large local events, traditional festivals which have been held for hundreds[ clarification needed ] of years and major international festivals which bring in kite flyers from other countries to display their unique art kites and demonstrate the latest technical kites.
Many countries have kite museums.
Asia[ edit ] Kite flying is popular in many Asian countries, where it often takes the form of " kite fighting ", in which participants try to snag each other's kites or cut other kites down. Tails are not used on fighter kites so that agility and maneuverability are not compromised. In Afghanistankite flying is a popular game, and is known in Dari as Gudiparan Bazi.
Some kite fighters pass their strings through a mixture of ground glass powder and glue, which is legal. The resulting strings are very abrasive and can sever the competitor's strings more easily.
The abrasive strings can also injure people. During the Taliban rule in Afghanistan, kite flying was banned, among various other recreations. In Pakistankite flying is often known as Gudi-Bazi or Patang-bazi.
Although kite flying is a popular ritual for the celebration of spring festival known as Jashn-e-Baharaan lit.
Spring Festival or Basantkites are flown throughout the year. Kite fighting is a very popular pastime all around Pakistan, but mostly in urban centers across the country especially Lahore. The kite fights are at their highest during the spring celebrations and the fighters enjoy competing with rivals to cut-loose the string of the others kite, this is popularly known as "Paecha".
During the spring festival, kite flying competitions are held across the country and the skies are colored with kites. As people cut-loose an opponents kite, shouts of 'wo kata' ring through the air. They reclaim the kites, after they have been cut-loose, by running after them.
This is a popular ritual especially among the youth similar to scenes depicted in the Kite Runner which is based in neighboring Afghanistan. Kites and strings are a big business in the country and many types of strings are used: However, kite flying was recently banned in Punjab due to recent motorcyclist deaths caused by glass-coated or metal kite-strings.
Kup, Patang, Guda, and Nakhlaoo are some of the kites used. They vary in balance, weight and speed. In Indonesia kites is flown as both sport and recreation. One of the most popular kites variants is from Bali. Balinese kites are unique and they has different design and forms; birds, butterflies, dragons, ships, etc.
In Vietnamkites are flown without tails. Instead small flutes are attached allowing the wind to "hum" a musical tune. There are other forms of sound-making kites. In Bali, large bows are attached to the front of the kites to make a deep throbbing vibration, and in Malaysia row of gourds with sound-slots are used to create a whistle as the kite flies.
Malaysia has also the Kite Museum in Malacca.Nov 16, · Kite Traction Sports Community leading discussions about Kite Surfing, Kite Buggying, Kite Skating / Landboarding, Kite Skiing and Kite Jumping. Topics include event information, flying tips & tricks, product resources and reviews.
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Googong is the result of ten years of studies, consultations, hopes and dreams. JAPANESE KITE HISTORY 1 Its thought that kites were first introduced into Japan by Buddhist missionaries who travelled from China in the Nara period ( AD) and were mainly used in religious and thanks giving ceremonies.
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