Did you know, International Kite Day is celebrated all over the world? From Japan, Italy, China, the United States, France, Brazil, and many other countries, people from all over participate. International Kite Day originated in India and in Hindi the festival is known as Uttarayan, or in other parts of India it is known as Makar Sankranti. Makar Sankranti's purpose is to celebrate new beginnings and renew hopes for better times ahead. The celebration is centered around kites which send prayers to the Lord Sun.
Whether you want to celebrate Makar Sankranti or just participate in International Kite Day, the first thing you'll need is a kite!
This year, International Kite Day is Friday, January 14th! What better way to start the weekend than with a new adventure!