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Watch: Gujarat celebrates Uttarayan; fireworks, kite flying and more

The celebrations continue for two full days, and people fly kites, burst firecrackers at night, and cook delicious food to mark the festival

On January 14, Gujaratis celebrated the Uttarayan festival with fireworks, kite flying, and delicious food. Uttarayan marks the beginning of the Sun’s journey towards the north. The celebrations continue for two full days, and people fly kites, burst firecrackers at night, and cook delicious food to mark the festival. The first day is celebrated as Uttarayan, and the second day is called Basi Uttarayan.

The Skies are filled with colourful and attractive kites on the second day. People of all ages celebrate the festival. Undhiyu, a traditional spicy winter Gujarati dish, and other local sweets like Chikki and Tal Sakli are among the most popular delicacies during the festivities. People also visit the temples on this day and do charity work.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah also celebrated the festival by visiting Bhagwan Jagannath Mandir.

News Agency ANI also shared a video of HM Shah flying a kite enthusiastically.

The festivities also included the International Kite Festival that took place in Gir Somnath. DDO, Gir Somnath shared videos of the event.

Twitter user Ramishivam1905 shared visuals of a Kite Auction that took place on the occasion.

Fireworks are also an integral part of the festivities during Uttarayan and they were once again visible across Gujarat. Instagram user Yagnang Pandya shared visuals of fireworks from Ahmedabad.

Twitter user Hardik Joshi shared multiple photos and videos of fireworks, kite flying, and festive dishes.

Twitter user Abhishek Bhalerao shared videos and photos of the traditional spicy dish Undhiyu.

According to the Hindu calendar, this is one of the most auspicious days of the year. The sun travels from Saggitarius to Capricorn on this day, which is why it is also celebrated as Makar (Capricorn) Sankranti in several parts of India.

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