I told you with the upload of the music-man that it was the Shakrain Festival., The yearly kite festival that is held on January 14th. At first we noticed that shops had sprung up everywhere selling everything from kites, threads, kite reels and lanterns in the market. From early morning young kids excitedly run through the streets with their newly bought kites. Later the sky above Dhaka was filled with kites being flown from every open space and from what it seemed every rooftop.
The skilled flyers, the older kids and young men, coat their kite string with a resin made of glue and finely crushed glass, which turns it into a blade in order to cut their opponents string whilst flying. The last kite flying is the winner. It reminded me so much of one of my favourite books The Kite Runner.