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Manja: A thread that cuts, but binds ties too

DNAHM118104 | 1/13/2018 | Author : Smitha R | WC :564

soaring in the skies

Kite flying may be a routine pass time in many states across India. But, for the Gujaratis, madness descends during Uttarayan -- January 14. While for the rest of India Uttarayan ends on January 14, for the Gujaratis the inseparable sentiment takes a day more to get disentangled. The Gujjus celebrate January 15 as Vaasi Uttarayan (Stale Uttarayan). The people are so passionate about celebrating the kite festival that even many schools declare a holiday on January 15. The festival is also a major attraction for the tourists, who don't take a step back when it come to flying kites.
The manja makers come to the state immediately after Diwali and set up their business, many from Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Wes
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