PRE-PREPARATION OF UTTARAYAN IN GUJJU WAY

When Uttarayan has few days to go, we just get busy up to list down the things to do. Well let us make you help. All Gujarati boys and girls make an early preparation of these things so that they can enjoy Uttarayan with fun and enjoyment.


Here’s a list of things we do while preparing for Uttarayan:

1. NEW KITES with "KINNYA": 
Try to choose colorful kites which are light in weight so that they can easily go and fly in air. Tie the kites "Kinnya" a day before so that you can enjoy the next whole day flying kites only otherwise it would be time consuming and boring thing to do it on that day.



2. NEW FIRKI AND THREAD:
Those who just strongly believe in “Pivdaaveli dori” have to plan their schedule a week before uttarayan so that they can prepare their threads for the day. For the others who don't want to do this effort just have to buy ready made threads which are also good. Please don't buy Chinese thread as it harms a lot.



3. BAND AIDS AND MEDICAL BOX:
This is the must thing that you should include in your early preparation. There are a good chances of getting wounds of thread in your hands, so cover your fingers with the band aids, this will help you not getting cuts. If you avoid this, then those wounds will make you scream when you eat spicy food with your fingers. Also keep a medical box just in case of emergency.



4: CLEANING THE TERRACES: 
For this day only we clean our terraces. Its really fun to clean terraces with our cousins and friends. If unable to do then "MOM" are our last hope.


5. SITTING ARRANGEMENT:
We have to make a good sitting arrangement so that on Uttarayan we feel Comfortable and Relaxed. We use to have chairs and mats with cushions.


6. GUNDAR PATTI:
It is the thing that will help your torn kites to fly again. Just apply Gundar patti on torn area and cover it - Your kite is now ready to fly!!!


7. CAPS: 
You can’t survive an entire hot sunny day on terrace without caps. It will protect you from heat and also cover your face. Try to cover your face with handkerchief (rumal), scarf or cloth. And also apply a coat of sunscreen on your face and body to avoid tanning and skin burn. 



8. GOGGLES:
Goggles makes us to look cool as well as also helps our eyes from sunlight and protects it from harmful UV rays. So get a cool googles and mark your impression.



9. PIPUDI / WAR HORN, STEEL PLATE and SPOON: 
Your Victory is incomplete if you are not celebrating it with a War Horn. Cutting other’s kites is nothing if you can’t show it off with rising decibel levels and tease them by making noise with Pipudi and steel plates and spoon! Along with these "Kai Po Che" and "Lapet" is the must.


10. SPEAKERS WITH YOUR FAVORITE PLAYLIST: 
Fun of Uttarayan only comes when you are playing your favourite playlist on Speakers. We try to arrange it from our friends. Most of we like are English songs, Bollywood Remix and Uttarayan Special songs. So arrange it fast so that you can enjoy uttarayan in every beat.


11. FOOD FIESTA: 
We cannot enjoy Uttarayan without yummy and delicious foods like Undhiyu, Til Chikki, Sing Chikki, Mamra laadu, Adadiya, sherdi and Bor. Gujarati Moms prepares all these things a day earlier so that they can also enjoy uttarayan or else they have to spend their whole day in Kitchen only.
We may not like to buy these food items from bazaar. But not to worry, you can also make these food items at home. 
FOR RECIPES CLICK BELOW LINK:

12. SAFETY WHILE RIDING VEHICLE: 
Before few days of Uttarayan and on the day of Uttarayan, we see many road accidents, birds and animals gets killed by thread. Some people lose their lives just because of catching kites. This thing is very Dangerous and must be taken care. For 2 Wheeler's, add up an extra accessory on your vehicle and cover your neck with neck protectors and face with thick cloth. For 4 Wheeler's, try to drive your car with slow speed so that you can have control on your brakes if accidentally anyone comes across you.


13. SELFIE ZONE:
Selfie is now very much trending. Clicking pictures, selfies, groupfies with friend and families and sharing it on Social Media is liked by everyone. You can create your own selfie zone having a background with kites, firkies, decorating sttufs, masks, cartoons, etc. its all according to your taste, so that you can remember the wonderful day with your near and dear ones.



Uttarayan unfortunately also sees a rise in road accident due to threads. We add an extra accessory to our two wheeler during this time. A rod to prevent the thread getting onto our face and neck. This one is necessary!

Now your all preparation is done and you are all set to enjoy this wonderful festival with your friends and family. So Enjoy Uttarayan in your style and have a HAPPY AND SAFE UTTARAYAN!!!

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