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Page 1: Kites India - Indian Kite - Kite Museum India

Kite Museum Kite Museum AhmedabadAhmedabad

GujaratGujaratIndiaIndia

Byhttp://www.ahmedabadkiteflyers.org

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• January is the time for kite festivals to take place all over India.

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• The International Kite Festival, however, is held at Ahmedabad in Gujarat.

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• It takes place on January 13th or 14th, to coincide with the festival of Uttarayan or Makar Sankranti.

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• Families celebrate this holiday together.

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• Traditionally the kites are made from paper.

• But this is not a gentle sport!

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• The aim is to fly your kite, cut out the opposition and leave your kite flying.

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• Special mixtures of glue and ground glass cover the lines. This helps to cut through an opponents line, sending their kite crashing to the ground.

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• This makes the lines so sharp that, carelessly used, they can cut a finger.

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• After dark, thousands of kites are fitted with cylindrical paper lamps. These fill the sky like brightly flickering stars.

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Address

Kite Museum

Sanskar Kendra Opp. National Institute

of Design, Paldi

Ahmedabad – 380007 Gujarat Indiahttp://www.ahmedabadkiteflyers.org

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