Makar Sankranti 2019, the first festival of the calendar year will be celebrated on January 15. The harvest festival is associated with kite flying. On this day, the Sun enters the Makara constellation, and it also marks the change of seasons. While it marks the end of the winter solstice it also starts the spring season. Makar Sankranti is marked by preparing special sweets of sesame and jaggery, along with flying of kites. It is done as a practice to get some healthy exposure to the morning sun. But more than that, the tradition has been treated as competition over the years. Several places now organise kite flying competitions with prizes to encourage more and more people participating. Some of the events go on from morning to evening. But kite flying is not that easy. There is a certain technique that needs to be mastered to enjoy the spirit of the sport. If you don't know how to go about it, then let us help you with some kite flying tutorial videos. International Kite Festival 2019: Vibrant Kites Grace the Skies in Gujarat (See Pictures).
It is said that the initial rays of the sun are healthy for the body. They are a good source of Vitamin D and it helps in fighting off many infections and sickness which are common in the cold weather. It is also one social activity which gets people together and enjoy the festive day. People exchange the sweets and greet each other for the occasion. Kite flying is not an easy task and people end up injuring their hands and fingers while they carry on with the activity. Ahead of Makar Sankranti 2019, let us look at some video tutorials of kite flying. Makar Sankranti 2019: Significance, Celebrations and Customs Attached to the Auspicious Hindu Festival.
Watch Video of How to Fly Kites For Makar Sankranti
The art of kite flying starts with tying the string to putting up the kite in the correct direction of the winds. This video will give you an idea of how to go about it.
Video of Tricks to Cut Other Kites
If you are playing or flying a kite for a competition, then it is important to know how to defeat your opponent i.e cut their kites. There are several tips and tricks that one must know about cutting kites.
We hope the above video tutorials help you to gain some knowledge about flying kites and how to master the techniques to win the game. We hope you have a fun-filled day of festive flying. Wish you all a very Happy Makar Sankranti!