National Kite-Flying Day for the year 2024 is celebrated/observed on Wednesday, February 8th. There are until the next observance.

Prepare to feel the wind in your face, the line in your hand, and the freeing sensation that comes with flying a kite. After all, today is National Kite-Flying Day. Did you know that kites are affected by lift, thrust, drag, and wind pressure? Most likely not. It’s alright. Simply grab a kite and some string on February 8 to get started. Then, find an open field, start running, and cross your fingers. Oh, and please pray for wind.

📆 When is National Kite-Flying Day?

This year, National Kite-Flying Day is on February 8th. It is the 2nd Wednesday in February; in 2024, it is on Thursday.

Countdown to National Kite-Flying Day

Did you know: It was a massive 3,394 feet long.

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📜 History of National Kite-Flying Day

☑️ National Kite-Flying Day facts

The fastest kite
A kite was reported flying at 120 miles per hour.

The longest kite trip
A kite once flew for 180 hours nonstop.

The most kites
A Japanese kitemaker is said to have flown 11,284 kites on a single line, the most ever recorded.

Things to do on National Kite-Flying Day

Go fly a kite (naturally)
Use the hashtag #NationalKiteFlyingDay to share your kite-flying experience on social media.

Watch “Mary Poppins”
The song “Let’s Go Fly a Kite” appears at the end of the movie, as George Banks realizes what is truly essential in life.

Throw a make-your-own-kite party
Purchase the following items: wooden sticks, paper, plastic or fabric, glue, and thread. Get some fun decorations as well, such as glitter, ribbons, and stickers. When everyone has finished creating kites, meet outdoors and let their creations fly.

📅 National Kite-Flying Day Observances

YEAR DATE DAY
2024 February 8 Thursday
2025 February 8 Saturday
2026 February 8 Sunday
2027 February 8 Monday
2028 February 8 Tuesday

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