Basant - Kite Flying Festival
With the advent of spring, skies of Lahore and Rawalpindi are resplendent with all types and sizes of kites. The entire population participates in kite flying matches to herald the coming of spring. That is why this festival is also known as "Jashn-e-Baharan". This festival is at its peak in the spirited city of Lahore. Lahorites enthusiastically participate various fun activities while kite flying being the main attraction. Basant is not only a kite flying event, but also a cultural festival of traditional food, dresses, dances and music.
Male tourists can expect to be decorated with yellow scarves while the ladies will are given attractively decorated Gajras (traditional bangles made of flowers). Yellow is indeed the main color in this event as it depicts the blossoming spring flowers in the fields of Punjab.
Night time kite flying is another spectacular sight to witness. The entire sky is lit with heavy duty lights and in this eluminated sky one can see hundreds of white colored kites dancing and competing for supremacy over the other. This atmosphere is further enlightened with barbecues and loud tempting music coming from all corners of the city.
Apart from this one may also experience various flavours of the culturally rich city of lahore. Festivals, performance by famous folk singers, dancing horses and jhumar dances, performances by cultural troupes, stalls of kites, bangles, flowers, handicrafts etc and to top it all the delicious and tempting food of lahore all combine to make this a memorable event of your life.