Monday, January 15, 2007

Kite festival

 
Yesterday was Makar Sankranti, marking the movement of the sun into the northern hemisphere - a celebration to mark the end of winter (did we have winter already?!) In celebration, people fly kites all over the city. Unfortunately kite flying here is not as big of an event as it still is in the North of India, where they have huge kites, but the skies were still packed with small kites throughout the city. This is at Chowpatti Beach. Posted by Picasa

3 Comments:

Blogger Meg in Nelson said...

I heard about this from a nurse that worked in India for a few years. This was her favorite of all Indian festivals.

4:29 PM  
Anonymous Lessie said...

What a wonderful celebration! I love the picture as well.

9:35 PM  
Blogger don said...

kite's and specials those beautiful ones are very nice

10:38 PM  

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