Thursday, February 20, 2014

International Kite Festival in Gujarat

At Footprints of the Mind, we tried a new approach to managing our winter blues.  We hosted a Kite Festival with our students, and it was the perfect way for us to daydream about sunny skies!

We decided to find inspiration from Uttarayan – The International Kite Festival held in Gujarat, India.  This celebration takes place on January 14th every year and is full of vibrant colors to celebrate longer days and the end of winter.

Photo taken by: Meena Kadri

Our Wander Our World class always includes a hands-on experience learning about culture.  Providing the opportunity to touch, smell, and feel artifacts that bring the country of India to life really helped to set the stage and helped the students imagine that they had traveled across the world.

One of the greatest things about the Utterayan Festival is that it is quickly becoming one the best represented International Festivals.  People from all over the world including Australia, Brazil, Canada, Indonesia, United States, France, and Japan just to name a few, come together in unity and celebration to fly kites.  

In the same spirit of unity in diversity, we also celebrated coming together and created a fun-filled event and designed our own kites.  Check out some of the awesome work of these students!

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