We know that Makar Sakranti is just around the corner and if you are someone who cannot get enough of the colorful kites floating in the sky around this time of the year then don’t worry we’ve rounded up kite festivals from all around the world that you can fit into your calendar and start on that ‘travel more’ resolution you made for 2018.
Makar Sakranti or Uttarayan is celebrated by flying kites in Gujarat and Rajasthan on the 14th of January.
Adelaide Kite Festival, Australia will be held from the 31st of March to 2nd April at the Semaphore Beach Foreshore. For more details visit their Facebook page.
The kite festival held in Weifang, China from 20th April to 25th April is one big celebration where the city gets decorated with lanterns and colorful streamers!
The Hamamatsu Festival in Japan will be held on 3rd – 5th May. It’s a two part festival that involves a procession and a kite flying contest.
The Lincoln City Summer Kite Festival will be held on 23rd-24th June at Oregon Coast, Oregon, US.
The Bali Kites Festival is a kiting event that takes place annually, between July and August (sometimes through October). It kicks off notably at the start of the windy season in Bali. The main festival takes place along the eastern coast of Padanggalak, just north of Sanur. The main event is going to be held from 3rd to 5th July.
The International Kite Festival of Washington state is most popular kite flying event in North America. It is held every year in Long Beach Peninsula. It is a weeklong event held in the 3rd week of August every year.
Bondi Beach, Australia hosts the annual kite festival called the Festival of Winds in September. The dates for this year haven’t been confirmed yet.
Australia hosts a number of kite festivals, one such is held in October at Brisbane. The Brisbane Kite Festival is to be held on the 22nd October.
Guatemala celebrates the Day of the Dead on the 1st of November every year. It is a day when people remember their loved ones and a major part of the tradition is to fly kites. Over 500 years ago the tradition started that flying kites as high as possible allows you to commune with the spirits of your loved ones that have passed on. It is a beautiful celebration and since then has been continued.
We wish you a very happy Makar Sakranti and Pongal!