National Kite Month–A whole month devoted to kites and kite flying

American Kitefliers Association, one of the sponsors of National Kite Month writes:

What is National Kite Month?
Every year in April Kite enthusiasts across North America celebrate the history and the future of the world’s favorite pastime by letting their kites fly.  It is a month to celebrate the joy and happiness that comes from letting out the line, letting your kite catch the wind, and letting that kite soar high into the sky.

Why April?
April was chosen as National Kite Month because it was the month that perfectly sympolized hope, potential, and joy.  As the first month in Spring, it is when most kite fliers are starting to bring their kites out of the closet and prepare for a summer on the beach.  It is the month that while we spring clean and dust off the cobwebs, we can look fondly back on the memories of the year before while looking towards a bright future.  April is also the month that we see the last of the snow giving way to green lawns, a month that we are eager to get outside and be active.  So why not do it with a kite this year?

It’s all about flying kites and sharing them with others, There are lots of ways to join the fun.
1 Fly a kite at your local park or kite festival. Visit the AKA and NKM calendars to find an event near you.
2 Organize a kite festival for your town or a neighborhood fly for your block. The AKA Kite Event Organizer Manual can help you.
3 If you decide to organize an event, register your event on the National Kite Month website: http://nationalkitemonth.org/register-an-event/
4 Teach someone how to make a kite. The AKA Kites in the Classroom manual is a great resource.
5 Create a kite display for your local library.
6 Give a lecture at your local school on kite history and why kites fly.
7 Ask your local mayor or state governor to sign a National Kite Month Proclamation.
8 Visit a kite store and buy yourself a new kite.
9 Teach a friend how to fly a kite or even a whole scout troop.
10 Show-off your artistic talents by building a kite.
11 Give someone a kite.


 

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