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Basant Kite Festival

Every spring in the Pakistani city of Lahore, thousands and thousands and thousands of revelers celebrate the holiday of Basant by flying kites.

Basant — also known in Pakistan and throughout South Asia as, among other things, Vasant Panchami, is a Hindu springtime festival of knowledge, renewal and joy. Whether during basant your family celebrates Saraswati, the Hindu goddess of learning and the arts, or Kama, the Hindu god of love, if you find yourself in Lahore make sure you bring your kite and embrace the spring as it soars.