Kite flying is a very popular fun sport especially in China, Japan, India, Indonesia, and USA. It is not certain where the Kites first originated. Some believe it is originated in China while other think it is South Pacific Islanders who first originated the art of kite flying. It is also most popular pass times for the people around the world.
Here is the list of 5 most popular destination of the International Kite festival of the world:
1. Japan Kite Festival
In Japan the Kite Festival is held every year in the first week of May in the city of Hamamatsu in Shizuoka Prefecture. During this time the blue sky of the Great Sand Dune in the city changes in to colorful battlefield. Thousands of men, women children dresses in happi coats come here and fly their beautiful kites above. There is a public transportation which runs daily from Japan Railway’s Hamamatsu Station to Festival Museum during this event. From the museum, people can walk for 10 minutes to reach the Great Sand Dunes.
2. China Kite Festival
The kite festival in china held every year at Weifang, China. The festival attracts thousands of kite enthusiasts from every corner of the country as well as around the world. You will also find most amazing handcrafted kites here. The festival held every year in the month of April. During this week long festival the city is decorated with beautiful lanterns and various colorful streamers. The Weifang Kite Museum is one of the biggest kite museums in the world.
3. Jakarta Kite Festival
The International Kite Festival of Jakarta is one of the most famous and oldest festivals of Indonesia. It is held in the month of July every year which lasts for 2 days. People from all around the country fly to Jakarta and actively participate in this fun festival. Even visitors from other countries like China, Malaysia, Japan, and Netherlands participates in this event. A huge dragon size kite can also be seen in the sky of Jakarta which attracts many spectators.
4. Washington State International Kite Festival
The International Kite Festival of Washington state is most popular Kite flying event in North America. It is held every year in Long Beach Peninsula. It is a weeklong event in the 3rd week of August every year. Competitors and spectators come from all around the country and around the world to participate in the event. It is voted one of the best kite festivals in the world by Kite Trade Association International. This event is organized each year by the World Kite Museum and Hall of Fame. It is the only museum in America which is fully dedicated to art and science of world history of kites. Thousands of spectators’ men, women, and kids enjoy the colorful sky filled with amazing kites of different shapes, and cuts.
5. International Kite Festival of India
Flying kites is one of the most popular fun sports for the people of India from olden times. It is most popular in the state of Gujarat. The kite festival in Gujarat held every year in the month of January. Colorful Kites of different shapes and sizes covers the sky during this time.
Apart from other countries, the festival of kites in India is related with the festival of Makar Sankranti. Especially in Gujarat this day is a public holiday. This festival here also denotes the end of the winter month. On January 13th every year the celebration inaugurates and continues for next 3 days. Several thousands of spectators and participators come in to the city of Ahmedabad, Gujarat to enjoy the show.