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National Kite Month

Get ready to soar high and feel the wind in your hair - it's National Kite Month! Join in the fun with kite flying events and competitions all month long.
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April 1
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Get ready to fly high and celebrate National Kite Month on April 1! This month-long celebration of kites has been around since 2006, with a mission to promote the art, science, and joy of flying kites. Did you know that kites were invented in China over 2,000 years ago and were originally used for military purposes? Nowadays, they are a popular form of outdoor recreation for people of all ages. So grab your kite and head outside to enjoy the beautiful spring weather while celebrating this fun holiday!

History of National Kite Month

National Kite Month Dates

National Kite Month Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>200BC</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Kites' Invention</div><div class='timeline-text'>Kites were invented in China, initially used for military purposes like sending signals and measuring distances.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1752</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Benjamin Franklin's Experiment</div><div class='timeline-text'>Benjamin Franklin conducted his famous electricity experiment by flying a kite during a thunderstorm.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1870</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Weather Forecasting Revolution</div><div class='timeline-text'>Scientific use of kites began in earnest with the establishment of meteorological observations and aerodynamics research.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1980</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Modern Kite Competitions</div><div class='timeline-text'>In the late 20th century, kite competitions became popular events featuring stunt kites and kite battles.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2006</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First National Kite Month</div><div class='timeline-text'>The American Kitefliers Association and the Kite Trade Association International established National Kite Month to promote the joy of kite flying.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Kite Month

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Make your own kite</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Get creative and make your own kite using materials like paper, string, and bamboo. This is a great way to personalize your kite and make it unique to you.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Attend a kite festival</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Many cities host kite festivals during National Kite Month. Attend one of these events to see amazing kites of all shapes and sizes, or even participate in a kite flying competition.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Go on a kite flying adventure</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Explore different parks and open spaces in your area and find the perfect spot to fly your kite. Make it a fun day out with friends or family and enjoy the beautiful spring weather.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Learn about the history of kites</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take some time to research the history of kites and their cultural significance around the world. You may even find some interesting facts to share with your friends while flying kites together.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Create a kite-themed art project</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Get crafty and create a kite-themed art project, such as a painting or collage. This is a great way to celebrate National Kite Month while also tapping into your creative side.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Kite Month

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Brings back childhood memories</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Flying kites is a classic childhood activity that many of us have fond memories of. National Kite Month gives us the perfect excuse to relive those happy moments and feel like kids again, even for just a little while.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Encourages outdoor activities</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>With technology taking up so much of our time these days, it's important to remember to get outside and enjoy nature. National Kite Month promotes this by encouraging people to go outside and fly a kite, which is not only fun but also great for physical activity!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Celebrates a unique hobby and art form</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Kite flying is not only a fun activity, it's also an art form. People spend hours designing, creating and decorating their kites with different materials and colors. National Kite Month celebrates the creativity and beauty of this hobby, and provides a platform for kite enthusiasts to showcase their talents.</p></div></div>

5 High-Flying Facts for National Kite Month

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Kites Were Used in Scientific Research</h3><p class='facts-content'>Kites played a crucial role in early weather forecasting. In the 18th and 19th centuries, scientists used kites to carry meteorological instruments up into the atmosphere for observations.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Kites Have Significant Cultural Significance in Many Countries</h3><p class='facts-content'>In countries like India, China, and Guatemala, kite flying is not just a leisure activity but a tradition integral to certain festivals and commemorations.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Combat Kite Flying Exists</h3><p class='facts-content'>A competitive form of kite flying known as kite fighting is popular in some countries. In these contests, participants try to cut each other's kites down using strings coated with glass particles.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Kites can be Massive</h3><p class='facts-content'>The largest kite ever flown had an area of 10,459 square feet and was flown in Kuwait in 2005. Imagine trying to control that!</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Kite Aerial Photography is a Real Thing</h3><p class='facts-content'>People have been using kites as a way to take aerial photos since the late 19th century. Today, it's a hobby for some and a professional pursuit for others as an alternative to drone photography.</p></div></div>

National Kite Month FAQs

When is National Kite Month?

National Kite Month is celebrated on April 1 every year. In 2024 National Kite Month will occur on a Monday.

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