February 8th Kite Flying Day

You may, or may not, know that kites were invented by the Chinese some 3,000 years ago as a piece of military equipment. Used mainly to try and scare their enemies they were considered effective until the enemy figured out they were made out of paper or cloth. Today we use kites generally to impress people, and to have fun. So why do it in the middle of winter? Well, why not? If you get a breeze that’s all you need and maybe it would be even more impressive to see s kite of two in the winter than in the summer.

How to celebrate – Go fly a kite. Make your own kite. Join the Chinese army.


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