Basant Kite Festival

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Join us to experience the kite-flying traditions of Indo-Pak! Dress in yellow to celebrate the true spirit of 'Basant'.

"The word 'Basant' is the name of a festival celebrating the onset of the spring season in Pakistan (and Indian Punjab) and is also called the Basant Festival of kites. This festival is celebrated with kite flying competitions all over Pakistan's major cities especially in Lahore's Inner City or the Walled City area. The sky is literally filled with colorful kites of all shapes and sizes flown from rooftops. The kites are flown on strings called 'dor' which is a special thread with cut glass embedded within which serves to cut the thread of competitor kites more effectively. Some of the kite-flying competitions get extremely competitive and serious. Women, on this day are seen wearing a bright yellow dress up to the hilt. This festival gained more and more importance over the years and used to attract people from all over the world." Source: Wikipedia

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