Jamai Sasthi

Kite Festival

Kite Festival is held during Makar Sankranti. The local kite craftsmen build their kites according to the old tradition, using river reeds dried in the open air, natural string, glue made by mixing flour and water, wax paper or tissue paper. The festival takes place on the terraces, where dozens of kites rise up into the sky from the early morning.

In conjunction with the Kite Festival, the traditional Food Market is held. Two distinct motions have always existed in the event, and they take part also in this 16th edition. On one hand there are the exhibitions in Palazzo della Corgna, on the other hand festival in the airport area. They are characterized by complexity, dramatic force and movement. This style is notable for elongated forms, exaggerated, out-of-balance poses, manipulated irrational space and unnatural lighting. The movement harmony seems to recall the light shapes and the bright colours of kites flying in the sky. 

Some kites are made by well-known artists. More than 10,000 kite flyers take part in this exhibition and about 50,000 kite enthusiasts meet up during the four days when kites are flown. This event, organized each year, draws hundreds of kite flyers, kite enthusiasts and spectators from all over the world.