National Kite Flying Day

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National Kite Flying Day in USA in 2022

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Dates of National Kite Flying Day
2023 USA Wednesday, February 8thNational Kite Flying Day
2022 USA Tuesday, February 8thNational Kite Flying Day
2021 USA Monday, February 8thNational Kite Flying Day
2020 USA Saturday, February 8thNational Kite Flying Day
2019 USA Friday, February 8thNational Kite Flying Day
Summary
Find out the dates, history and traditions of National Kite Flying Day

The simple act of flying a kite is closely associated with spring weather and wholesome family fun, and February 8th is a great excuse to enjoy this fun pastime as it marks National Kite Flying Day.

Kites date back to 470 BC in China, but nobody is quite sure exactly why people started flying them. Some say they were used to spy on enemies or send messages. Evidence shows people of the South Sea Islands used them to fish.

Modern kites have come a long way from the simple original designs using bamboo and silk. You can still buy a diamond-shaped kite, or you can also get complicated box or stunt kites.

And although this holiday takes place on February 8th, there are other kite-flying days celebrated around the world. In Greece, Clean Monday is the start of Orthodox Lent and a traditional day to fly a kite. Gujurat in India hosts a large kite festival in January every year.

Just be careful not to fly one near power lines or in an electrical storm like Benjamin Franklin did!

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