Newark: Cherubs Edwinstowe celebrate Indian kite-flying festival
A nursery has celebrated a kite-flying festival by hosting a competition, writes Ellie Danemann.
Cherubs Edwinstowe decided to take part in the Indian festival in an attempt to combat the January blues.
The nursery asked parents and carers to make a kite with their child at home for the competition.
Sarah Hickling, nursery manager, said: “We had so much fun trying to fly them in the wind and there was laughter and smiles all around.
“We are focusing on our children’s mental health and lifting all their spirits in these testing times.
“The kite flying festival in India falls on January 14 every year, marking the arrival of spring and the transition of the sun into the Makara Rashi (the Capricorn zodiac sign).
“In quite a few states in India, Makar Sankranti is considered a major harvest festival.
“Lockdown impacts on all our families. We wanted to share our high spirits.”