Makara Sankranti is observed each year in January to mark the first day of sun’s transit into the Makara (Capricorn). While most of the Indian festivals are observed as per the lunar cycle, Makara Sankranti is observed according to Solar cycles. It is celebrated on 14th January every year except in some years when it is shifted by one day. Kite flying is a tradition followed since ancient times during Makara Sankranti. The significance in India is, after the chilli winter, the spring arrives, and kite festival brings people outside to the exposure of Sun. It is considered to be good for skin and helps in fighting many infections and sickness caused during winter.
Whittlesea Kite flying Festival
Date: Saturday, 12 January 2019
Venue: Whittlesea Public Gardens, Barry Rd, Lalor, Victoria, Australia 3074
Kids Stall, Buy Kites package or Bring your own
Entry $3 per person, Free entry for kids below three years
Lunch will be served
For detailed information contact Jigar Patel 0431435100
Organised by BAPS Shri Swami Narayan Mandir, Mill Park
Kite Festival at Dendy Park
Date: Sunday, 6 January 2019 at 10:00
Venue: Dendy Park, Brighton East, Victoria
Biggest and Brightest Kite Festival of Melbourne….Fly high at Kite Festival 2019
On Sunday, 6th January, Dendy Park Brighton East is going to witness the biggest kite festival of all times.
Batman, Lion, Minions, butterflies, USAF rockets, Chinese Dragon, Smiley, giant fish, Octopus and their many other friends have just confirmed their attendance for Kite Fest. These flying giants are going to dominate The skies over Brighton East Showground during the Kite Festival 2019.
If you want to hangout with this Flying giant then bring your whole family to fly a kite on Sunday, January 6th between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm, where there is plenty of free parking. If you are not expert at flying kites, do not worry, bring your comfortable seats and enjoy the view of colorful sky, food and music.
Perth Multicultural Kite Festival
Date: Saturday, 12th January 2019
Venue: Curtin University, Kent St, Bentley WA 6102
Time: 11:00 AM – 08:00 PM
Event Highlights: Kites Stalls, Food Stalls, Kids Rides, Live DJ Dancing, Gidda, Bhangra, Garba, Face painting for kids
Gold Coin entry.
Kites and Thread are Not allowed from outside. Purchase from the Stalls available inside Venue.
Kite Flying Festival at Castle Hill showgrounds
Date: Sunday, 13 January 2019
Time: 09:00am to 7pm
Venue: Castle Hill Showground, Castle Hill, New South Wales, Australia 2154
3rd year in row, bigger and better place (as we promised), ample of free parking, longer hours, variety of delicious food, Family event, Fun activities and rides for kids, entertainment unlimited, Live DJ
Kite Flying Festival 2019 @ Holroyd Gardens, Merrylands
Date: Sunday, 6 January 2019
Time: 9:00am to 7pm
Venue: Holroyd Gardens, Pitt St & Walpole St, Merrylands, New South Wales, Australia 2142