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International Kite Festival 2012, Ahmedabad
A kite takes to the air at the International Kite Festival in Ahmedabad

Photo by Yahoo! reader Nisarg Lakhmani

International Kite-Flying Festival

14 January 2013

Uttarayan, celebrated every year on January 14 to coincide with the Hindu auspicious day of Makar Sankranti, turns the sky into a kaleidoscopic starburst of color in Gujarat. Though kites of all descriptions take to the sky in different parts of India, the most phenomenal spectacle is on display at the International Kite Festival held every year in Ahmedabad. Kite-flyers from Malaysia, Indonesia, Italy, France and Japan among a host of countries make an appearance in the festival. Yahoo! reader Nisarg Lakhmani sent us these lovely photos of 2012 celebrations from Ahmedabad.