International Kite Day - January 14
Sun, Jan 14, 2024

International Kite Day

International Kite Day is a holiday that brings together kite lovers from all over the world. It runs from 14 to 15 January. On this day, a huge number of festivals and events are held. You can enjoy the view of the finest and most original creations soaring high in the sky.


We owe the emergence of International Kite Day to India. It is in this country that the largest celebrations take place, and thousands of kites of various sizes and shapes soar in the sky.

In general, ancient China is considered the birthplace of the appearance of kites. It is known for certain that they already existed in the 4th century BC. One story tells that the general decided to fly a kite with a flashlight into the sky to support the soldiers. The army mistook him for a new star, which promises good luck in battle, and thus won the battle. The first samples of products were made on the basis of a bamboo frame, which was covered with silk.

The holiday is dedicated to the coming warmth after a long winter. It commemorates the harvest of winter crops. Until it gets dark, street acrobats and artists perform, and when night comes, thousands of kites (many of them are equipped with flashlights) light up the sky.

Interesting facts

  • The launched snakes act as the spirits of the deities, who are slowly moving away from their winter sleep.
  • The appearance of kites in Europe is associated with the name of the explorer Marco Polo, who brought samples of these products to Venice from his Asian travels.
  • In the countries of the East (especially in China), kites often have the appearance of a dragon.

How to celebrate

Visit the festivals that take place on International Kite Day. If possible, be sure to visit India. Explore the Internet for more interesting details about kite making.

Get together with like-minded people and participate in competitions to create original kites. This is a very interesting event where you can get worthy awards for your creativity and design skills.

When is International Kite Day celebrated in 2024?

International Kite Day is observed on January 14 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Sunday January 14 2024
Tuesday January 14 2025
Wednesday January 14 2026
Thursday January 14 2027