Uttarayan is celebrated when winter begins to turn into summer in India. Gujarati people celebrate Uttarayan by flying kites. The string of the kite contains abrasives to cut down other people’s kites. In Gujarat from December through to Makara Sankranti people celebrate Uttarayan. During the celebration sky will be nearly covered with flying kites.
In Australian capital cities with sizable Gujarati population, the community organize kite competition between people where all compete with each other.
The symbolism of this festival is to show the awakening of the Gods from their deep sleep. Through India’s history, it is said that India created the tradition of kite flying due to the kings and Royalties later followed by Nawabs who found the sport entertaining and as a way to display their skills and power. It began as being a sport for kings, but over time, as the sport became popular, it began to reach the masses.
Sydney Multi Cultural Kite Festival at Parramatta
Date: Saturday, 14 January 2017 at 10:00–19:00
Venue: PH Jeffery Reserve, Parramatta, New South Wales 2151
✺Yuva Gujarat ✺ KITE FESTIVAL 2017 ✺ Parramatta ✺ SYDNEY Multicultral Kite Festival ON 14 JAN 2017 * Saturday*
Be a part of Real Celebration of UTTARAYAN (Kite Festival) in 2017. Under 10 years FREE ~ Entry: $5 ~ Multicultural Event ~ Alcohol Free ~ Family Event
Yuva Gujarat – Gujarati Association of Australia proudly present multi cultural kite festival at Sydney. We are organizing DJ, Live Music & Kids Fun Rides.
Kite flying Festival at North Parramatta
Date: Saturday, 7 January 2017 at 11:00–17:00
Venue: 108 Isabella St, North Parramatta NSW 2151, Australia
LIFE IS TOO SHORT TO MISS SUCH FESTIVALS !!
Don’t miss Sydney’s most spectacular festival, We promise that this will be the great day out for the whole family giving you and your kids an opportunity to fly kites and have fun this summer.
If you’re up for a great day out, then just drive with you family to Barton Park, North Parramatta on Saturday, 7th January 2017 for most visually exciting, fun-filled, family-friendly festival.
Kite Festival at Fairfield Showground
Sree Swami Narayan Mandir Sydney Presents
Date: 8th January 2017
Venue: Fairfield Showground, 463 Smithfield Road, Smithfield, NSW
Time: 9:30am to 6:00pm
Free Parking, Entry $3
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