Kite Flying Day
When : Always February 8th
Today is Kite Flying Day, a great time to go fly a kite. People have enjoyed flying kites for thousands of years. Its an ever popular activity for children, and enjoyed by many adults.
Ben Franklin was perhaps the most well known kite flyer. He flew a kite in a thunderstorm and discovered electricity. He got a charge out of flying kites!
We are amazed that Kite Flying Day is held in the middle of winter. Chances are few people in the northern areas of the country will brave the snow and cold today to go outdoors and fly a kite.
Did you know? Kites were first used by the military in ancient China over 3,000 years ago.
If the weather is good in your area, we have one thing to say to you.... Go fly a Kite!