World Kite Day
World Kite Day is held on August 16. This event in the second decade of the month August is annual. Help us
The largest number of kites flown on a single line is 11,284, this record is held by a Japanese kite maker. The longest kite in the world is 1034 metres (3394 ft). The largest kite in the world is the Megabite 55 x 22 metres (630sq metres). The fastest recorded speed of a kite is over 120 mph.
International Kite Day begins every year on January 14 during Makar Sankranti and ends on January 15. Gujarat has declared the dates a public holiday so that people can join in the festivities. Kite makers start preparing for the festival months in advance. Markets are packed with kite aficionados and festival goers buying supplies days before the festivities.
World Kite Day AUGUST 16. This day aims, according to its promoters, to discover the kite (of course, before we did not know the kite, but that was before!). And share the art of manufacturing and handling the kite with the greatest number.
Similar holidays and events, festivals and interesting facts
World Elephant Day on August 12 (Conceived in 2011 by Canadian filmmakers Patricia Sims and Michael Clark of Canazwest Pictures, and Sivaporn Dardarananda, Secretary-General of the Elephant Reintroduction Foundation in Thailand, it was officially founded, supported and launched by Patricia Sims and the Elephant Reintroduction Foundation on August 12, 2012);
International Pinot Noir Day on August 16 (Pinot noir is such an expressive wine);
World Photo Day on August 19 (Founded in 2009 by Australian photographer Korske Ara. The date was chosen to honor the day the French government acquired a patent for the daguerreotype, an early photographic process);
World Mosquito Day on August 20 (in memory of the discovery of the British doctor Sir Ronald Ross, which he made in 1897. He was able to establish that it is female mosquitoes that transmit malaria between humans);
International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism on August 21 (adopted by the UN on October 27, 2017)