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January 13, 2010 > Kite Festival

Kite Festival

Submitted By Sandip Shah
Photos By courtesy of Shashi Desai

Kite flying is popular throughout the world, especially in Asia where the custom began more than 2,000 years ago. Makar Sankranti, India's Kite Festival is a joyful time. This festival marks the beginning of our sun's movement into the northern hemisphere and the retreat of winter.

Bright colored kites will be seen dancing and soaring in Murphy Park at BAYVP's (Bay Area Youth Vaishnav Parivar's) kite-flying festival on Saturday Jan 16, 2010.

Last year's event, held in Santa Clara, had an attendance of more than 500 people. This year, organizers expect even more people to attend. BAYVP is a Milpitas based non-profit organization." We encourage all community members to participate in all celebrations" said Jogen Shah, BAYVP President.

Bring your own kites.

A potluck has been scheduled for this event; a sign-up sheet has been posted at the temple.

For more information about the kite-flying event please contact Manish Patel at or call (408) 218-0032 or Jignesh Shah at or call (510) 396-5046. For more information visit

Kite Festival
Saturday, January 16
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Pot luck Lunch
2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Murphy Park, Yellowstone Ave., Milpitas
(408) 218-0032

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