A Kaleidoscope of Colors at the Weifang Kite Festival

From emperors to mermaids, the sky of Weifang city has been filled with unique kites to celebrate of the city’s 40th annual International Kite Festival.

The festival started on April 15 and will last until May 20 this year. Kite enthusiasts hailing from more than 50 countries have been presenting and racing their self-made kites in the city.

Kite-making is a long-standing tradition in Weifang. The city has been the largest producer of kites since the Ming Dynasty.

A standard Chinese kite is made from a bamboo frame with a silk sail, often featuring a traditional Chinese painting.

While the kites displayed at the Weifang Kite Festival are nowhere near traditional, they are incredibly fun.

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