Basant 2013 Newyork Kite Flying Festival



At  Floyd Bennett Field to celebrate Basant kit flying festival. This is an age old tradition in the subcontinent to mark the start of spring and the harvesting season. It is also a competition where one tries to cut the opponent kites string.  Its the same style of kites that are flown in the movie Kite Runner. Today was a very windy day, and in spite of rain forecast a good 30 to 40 people showed up. Loud music, and festive mood and colorful kites in the sky, was tons of fun!