January 14, 2015

Go fly a kite

Let's visit Gujarat, India, on the northwest coast for the annual International Kite Festival. Hurry! It's over tomorrow!

"The festival of Uttarayan marks the day when winter begins to turn into summer, according to the Indian calendar. It is the sign for farmers that the sun is back and that harvest season is approaching"
"The symbolism of this festival is to show the awakening of the Gods from their deep sleep."

Perhaps a vestige of this tradition is what leads the Easter bunny to put a kite in Punkinhead's Easter basket every year. 

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