The Kite Festival of Jaipur is observed on 14th of January, which is also celebrated as the day of Makar Sankranti. This day indicates the shifting of the Sun into Northern hemisphere.
The three-day long Jaipur Kite Festival includes equally enthusiastic participation of children and old people.
It begins with an official unveiling of some serious kite flying fights, hundreds of school children release bunches of colorful balloons and Air Force helicopters release beautifully innovatively designed and decorated kites from the sky. The final day of the festival is observed by a prize-distribution ceremony where the winners of the Fighter-Kite Competition and Display-Kite Competition, who also are honored with a farewell dinner with the Maharaja of Jodhpur.