When we arrive in Baroda, Gujarat it is on the day of the Kite Festival. This is an annual event and a big deal in Gujarat marking the transition between seasons, symbolizing the end of winter. The religious belief is that on this day the gods awaken after six months and throw open the portals of heaven. It is a happy holiday for eveyone whatever the reason or symbolism and we find kites in the hands of all types: children, adults, male, female, poor, wealthy. As long as you have a kite, you’re in.