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Hot Air Balloon Day
June 5, 2022
Hot-Air Balloon Day is one of the most beautiful and colorful holidays in America. Visit a festival of hot air balloons, see how these large and almost weightless structures smoothly rise into the sky. The sight is truly mesmerizing.
Nowadays, we perceive balloons only as a means of travel, photo shoots, romantic dates, and entertainment. But once (during the Civil War) they were used even for gathering military intelligence. The first balloon flight was made in 1783. Since then, the design has changed a little, and they have become safer and more beautiful, which has become the reason for their great popularity. Real festivals are organized where dozens, even hundreds, of colorful balloons slowly rise into the sky one after another, creating an unusually beautiful and unique picture that literally takes your breath away.
Hot-Air Balloon Day’s origin is unknown. But it is a real magical day. It is worth it to at least once to rise into the sky, admire the landscapes from a bird’s-eye view, as a romantic date or a beautiful photo session. If you are afraid of heights and do not want to go up in a hot-air balloon, visit a festival and watch the colorful balloons rising. You will like it! It will be an experience you will never forget.
Did you know?
- The first balloon weighed 450 kg and had a volume of 1000m3.
- In 1999, a balloon flight was made around the Earth.
- Jonathan Trapp in 2010 flew on a bunch of balloons attached to a chair across the English Channel.
- The largest balloon in Europe is the Record balloon, with a volume of 4200m3. Record’s basket holds 36 people of average weight.
When is Hot Air Balloon Day celebrated in 2022?
Hot Air Balloon Day is observed on June 5 each year.