Delhi has a major role to play in contributing to the national passion and obsession with kite flying that people all over the country share. There is a special kite flying festival that is held in Delhi to commemorate the passion and enthusiasm for kite flying. The venue of the festival is near Palika bazaar at Cannaught Place. One festival, where you cannot miss being a witness to the festive spirit in the air, in the true sense of the term, is the Kite Flying Festival in Delhi. It is a much awaited event that takes place in Delhi, and children and kite flyers all over the country wait for this opportunity to flash their vibrant flying machines and watch the spectacle as they race against the wind high above, surpassing all others.
Description of the Kite Flying Festival
People from all over the country come to Delhi to take active participation in the kite flying festival. There are people from countries outside India too taking part in the Kite flying festival of Delhi. This helps to give the kite flying festival a global dimension as well. Colorful kites of different shapes and sizes adorn the skyline of Delhi, offering quite a beautiful sight for the viewers. The open spaces and terraces in Delhi become a meeting point for the crowd of the kite flyers. There are different competitions that are held as well as friendly flights of the kites. The two different major events of the Kite Flying Festival is the Fighter Kite Competition and the somber Display Flying. There are exciting prizes to be won and trophies given out for all these events. Dinner follows these events where the participants enjoy a gala time, heightening the festive spirit in the air. Palika Bazaar in Delhi is the host to international competitions as well.
Time for celebrating Kite Flying Festival
The time for celebrating the Kite Flying Festival is on the day of the maker sankranti, in the month of January.