International Kite Day 2024 (Uttarayan): Date, Registration, Location, History

International kite festivak 2024 is all set to be celebrated from January 8 to January 14. It is otherwise known as Uttarayan in Guajarat, while it is also popular as Makar Sankranti in other regions of India.

Though, International Kite Day or International Kite Festival was originated in India, however many countries like the United Kingdom, Japan, Canada, Italy, China, the United States, , Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, Brazil, and Brazil show their participation every year.

In India, International Kite festival is celebrated with great enthusiasm in many cities of Rajasthan, Gujarat, and Telangana including Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Udaipur, Surat, Jodhpur, Vadodara, Hyderabad, Rajkot, Dakor, and Nadiad. The international kite event is conducted in Ahmedabad every year and it accommodates people from all across the world.

Make a note here that International Kite festival 2024 is starting on 8th January 2024 and marks its end on 14th January 2024.

International Kite Day 2024 Overview

EventInternational Kite Day
Also Popular asUttarayan in Guajarat and Makar Sankranti in other regions of India
International Kite Day 2024 DateSunday, January 14, 2024
International Kite Day 2025 DateTuesday, January 14, 2025
International Kite Day 2026 DateWednesday, January 14, 2026
International Kite Day 2027 DateThursday, January 14, 2027
International Kite Day 2028 DateFriday, January 14, 2028
Note: It is considered that kite was first invented in China. The first International Kite Festival was organized in 1989.

International Kite Day History and Participants

International Kite Day is celebrated with the purpose of awakening the gods from their deep sleep. If we look back to the Indian History then it is mentioned that kite flying game was reserved for the royals and kings and later it was followed by nawabs. The game was played by Royals and Kings to showcase their power and skills. With time, the game became popular and opened to all.

The first international kite festival was celebrated in the year 1989 and it accommodated people around the world to showcase their innovative kites.

Kite flying has been a popular regional event in Gujarat for years and more than 8-10 million people participate in this festival every year. Visitors from all around the world including Japan, UK, , Italy, Canada, , Indonesia, Brazil, Australia, Malaysia, the US, Singapore, China, and France participate in the festival every year. It is also a public holiday in Gujarat.

Note: Kite festivals is celebrated in many parts of Asia including- Netherlands Kite Festival celebrated in Valkenswaard, United-Kingdom Kite Festival celebrated in Bristol city, Indonesia Kite Festival celebrated in Bali island, Blossom Kite Festival celebrated in Washington D.C, Jakarta Kite Festival celebrated in Pangandaran, Weifang International Kite Festival celebrated in China, Japan Kite Festival celebrated in Uchinada, Ishikaw

International Kite Festival 2024 Location

15 January is recognized as Vasi Uttarayan. The day marks the end of winter and the beginning of the harvest season for farmers.

Location: In Gujarat, Rajasthan, and Telangana states including Udaipur, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Vadodara, , Surat, Rajkot, Nadiad, Hyderabad, and Dakor. International kite event is organized in Ahmedabad.

Best Place to Enjoy Kite Festival in Gujarat: Sabarmati Riverfront and Ahmedabad Police Stadium

During the festival, kite markets in Gujarat are open 24 hours a day. Patang Bazaar is the most popular kite market in Gujarat. You can also visit the Kite Museum in Gujarat which is located at Sanskar Kendra in Paldi area of Ahmedabad.

International Kite Festival 2024 Registration

International Kite Festival is being hosted by Ahmedabad since 1989. Uttarayan brings flyers and makers from all around the world to showcase their exceptional kites and unique creations.

If you want to register for International Kite Festival 2024 Gujarat then find the process below-

Step 1: You need to visit the official website of International Kite Festival-

International Kite Festival 2024

Step 2: Click the Registration button and fill up the registration form as displayed below. You can register as an individual or group.

Enter your name, present address, country, pin code, nearest international airport email ID, contact number, nationality, government identity and passport details and save your registration form.

Step 3: Check the term and conditions and click the Register button.

Congratulations, you are now successfully registered for International Kite Day 2024!


Where is the International Kite Festival in 2024?

Ahmedabad, Gujarat

When is International Kite Festival 2024?

It will be celebrated from 8th January to 14th January 2024.

Which festival is considered the biggest kite festival in the world?

Weifang International Kite Festival

Why do we celebrate International kite day?

To awaken gods from their deep sleep

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