Kite Flying

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The park is filled with the buzz of people. Children run in between adults, laughing and carefree. Large bags are unzipped and colourful objects taken out. These are handled with care; many are looked at in admiration. String is unfurled and  the colourful creations are given to the wind. The wind takes them eagerly, bringing them higher and higher towards the blue sky. Heads on the ground look up, admiring the colours, the size, and the different types of kites that fill the sky. It is the annual kite festival, and people are out showing their kites and their flying skills.

Have you ever been to a kite festival?

(This post was written in response to the A – Z Challenge hosted by Frizz)

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2014


31 thoughts on “Kite Flying

  1. Years ago when our sons were small we happened upon a kite festival while visiting Wright Pat Air Force Museum. It was amazing to see so many colors and styles of kites.


  2. We have a small one at a local beach, Colline, but I always mean to go to a larger festival. Maybe this year! I’m intrigued by kite surfers too (and hot air balloons 🙂 )


  3. I have flown some as a child, used to be quite a tradition here. Don’t see as many in the cities anymore sadly. Lovely post that made me nostalgic Colline.


  4. I haven’t been to a kite festival, but that photo is lovely; it brings to mind sea creatures drifting up toward the light. Just came across your blog today, and am enjoying the “potpourri” of fun images and descriptions. I’ve added it to a list of positive sites that I keep on my own blog. Happy spring!


    1. Thank you for adding my name to your list – I appreciate it. I do try to keep an aura of positivity on my site – from both my posts and the comments that people make.


  5. I went to the International Kite Festival in Weifeng, China last year. An outstanding experience. It’s held every April and many countries participate.

    I also love that in the parks around me so many people fly kites.


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