This festival happens in Gujarat, India, every year on the 14th-15th January. As a child I always wanted to go to Ahmedabad for the festival but of course I could never make it as school would not allow. To make up for it I have visited every year as an adult!
The festival is not about any God or religion, it is just about flying kites and having fun on your roof terrace and with your neighbours. Every year the fireworks and lanterns grow to create a magical spectacle bigger than the previous year.