International Kite Day, which is celebrated annually on Jan. 14, originated in the western Indian state of Gujarat. 

The day commemorates the harvest of the winter crop and the change from winter to summer.  It also celebrates the gods waking up from their winter sleep. In Hindi, the festival is known as Uttarayan. People in many regions of India also call the festival Makar Sankranti, National Today reported.

Many parts of the world mark this day now with local markets being packed with kite aficionados.

Share these inspiring quotes, courtesy azquotes, to celebrate this popular hobby.

1. "Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country." – Anais Nin

2. "Kites rise highest against the wind - not with it." – Winston Churchill

3. "You need to grab your dream out of the sky like it's a kite and pinch the string through your fingers until you reach the spool." – Augusten Burroughs

4. "Love without friendship is like a kite, aloft only when the winds are favorable. Friendship is what gives love its wings." – Sherry Thomas

5. "I am a kite in a tornado, but I have a long string." – Karen Marie Moning

6. "My mind was in my heart, anchored like a bright kite in a safe place." – Elizabeth Berg

7. "Like a kite Cut from the string, Lightly the soul of my youth Has taken flight." – Takuboku Ishikawa

8. "I went to my doctor and asked for something for persistent wind. He gave me a kite." – Les Dawson

9. "Art is like a kite. You have to pull the string hard in order to stretch it to its limit, but you don't want to pull it so hard that you break the thread, because the thread connects you to the land and its peoples." – Wu Guanzhong

10. "The wolf dreads the pitfall, the hawk suspects the snare, and the kite the covered hook." – Horace

Kite Flying/Ride The Wind Day Representation. Photo: Pixabay