Kite festival is celebrated during the harvest festival in India. The reason behind this is really astounding.
Vitamin D is made by the body with sunlight. Sesame seeds( TIL) have the highest calcium (975mg per 100g). Milk has 125mg only.
The body is capable of storing vitamin D up to a year, and use the reserves.
Lastly, the body is capable of getting its viatmin D reserves full with 3 full days of sunlight.
The best quality of sunlight is end of winter & beginning of summer.
Now join the dots, and see how wise our sages were of ancient India. They created a festival of flying kites where our kids get excited to go in the open, under direct sunlight, throughout the day starting from early morning. And their mothers feed them homemade TIL laddoos.
Children get the right level of Vitamin D and Calcium during this time. Quite amazing culture.