In order to revive the fading tradition of patangbazi, Delhi Tourism is organizing the Delhi International Kite Festival at Golden Jubilee Park from 24 to 26 Jan, 2016. If you are planning an outing, Delhi International Kite Festival 2016 could be great fun for your family and friends.
According to Delhi Tourism, the festival will witness the presence of many famous International Kite Flyers including Barbara Meyer from USA, Bob C from UK and Sami from Beirut. You can see these kite flyers flying kites like Hexagon Stars, Sled Kites, Delta kites, Barongi kites etc. You may also see expert Kite Flyers from across the country. Expert Kite Flyers from Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Kerala, Chandigarh, Chennai and Mangalore are expected to take part in the Delhi International Kite Festival. The major highlights of this year’s Delhi International Kite Festival are Kite Trails (100 kites on one string) and Night Kite Flying.
Venue: Golden Jubilee Park, Near Old Iron Bridge, New Delhi
Dates: 24, 25 and 26 Jan. 2016
Besides the kite flying, visitors can also enjoy various cultural activities and Delhi food at the Kite Festival.
Kite Flying is a popular sport in China, Indonesia and India. It is believed that kites were first developed around 2,800 years ago in China, due to easy availability of kite building material such as silk fabric for sail material, fine high-tensile-strength silk for flying line, and resilient bamboo for a strong, lightweight framework. The kite was said to be the invention of the famous 5th century BC Chinese philosophers Mozi and Lu Ban.