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Kite Day!

Kite day (Basant Pachami) is a really cool holiday!! Almost everyone is off work and all the schools are closed. Everyone gets on their roof and they fly kites :) It's awesome! The kites are made of bamboo and tissue paper and there's definitely an art to flying these kites :) They use two kinds of string and there is a special way to yank the kite to make it do the things you want it to do... Now, don't think that everyone is only peacefully flying their kites... The goal is to try to "cut" the other people's kites... that is, cut their strings while in the air... if you "cut" someone's kite in the air you are supposed to yell - "bo kuttay!!" and everyone cheers. It's great! The kites are only 1 rs. each... so you can get about 45 kites for a dollar :) We had a lot of fun!


cathi clark said…
hi adam, a novel came out last year,the kite runner, exactly what your pics show,wonderful,beautifully written novel,1st time author, from india, try to get it, i can send it to you but i don't have your address, loved all pics on your blog, archives too,love you,aunt c.your right, i'd love to shop there, shop till you drop,oh, cute kids

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