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36th Weifang International Kite Festival kicks off

2019/4/22 15:07:33   source:sdchina.com

The 36th Weifang International Kite Festival kicked off in Weifang, Shandong Province on April 20, 2019. More than 800 contestants from 65 countries and regions participated in the event, setting a record in the number of participants and countries.

With the theme of “embracing the world, sharing the blue sky and flying the dream”, the festival includes more than 30 activities and will run until May 3.

This year, the mascot of the festival was made into gift for the first time, and a mascot image of more than 10 meters was made on the spot. The world’s largest kite of more than 3,000 square meters and a 900-square-meter kite in the shape of national flag also made their debuts.

Besides the contest of kite flying, the world kite championship and mass kite flying performance, this year’s festival also added the Chinese and foreign ethnic dance performance, AOPO aviation carnival, Chinese intangible cultural heritage and kite image ambassador flying parade, international circus carnival, and extreme motorcycle stunt riding and other activities. The addition of science and technology elements and fashion elements will bring unprecedented experience to the audience.

In addition, a series of activities, such as the international open ballroom dance competition, diplomatic envoys’ trip to Weifang, and the 2019 media and photographer tour were held simultaneously to further enrich the connotation of the kite festival and enhance the popularity and reputation of Weifang at home and abroad.

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