Every year the international kite festival organized in Ahmedabad by Tourism Corporation of Gujarat between 7th to 15th of January every year and a large number of kite flyers from different parts of the country as well as from a number of other countries in the world participate in it. Expert kite makers and flyers bring their best collection here and the kite flying and kite fighting festival in Ahmedabad is a festival that you will simply love to participate in. Since 1989, the city of Ahmedabad has hosted the International Kite Festival as part of the official celebration of Uttarayan. Uttarayan is originally a special day of the Hindu calendar it is celebrated every year on 14th January, known as Makar Sankranti in other parts of north India, and Pongal in Tamil Nadu, and continues on the 15th. Visitors come from around India for the celebration, many Gujaratis who live outside the state choose this time to make their trip home, and international visitors have come from countless countries, including Japan, Italy, the UK, Canada, Brazil, Indonesia, Australia, the USA, Malaysia, Singapore, France, China, and many more. No matter what your background or beliefs, if you are in Gujarat in January, you will no doubt find yourself flying kites with everyone else.