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29th Weifang International Kite Festival to be held

Date: 2012.04.19 Editor: Evelyn Shi

The 29th Weifang International Kite Festival will be held on April 21 in Weifang, Shandong province, well known as "Kite Capital of the World".

Running until April 27, the festival includes ten themed and carefully designed events, covering kite flying, cultural activities, tourism promotion, and business talks.

The 8th World Kite Championship will kick off on April 22 in Weifang. Teams from 67 countries and 30 provinces in China are invited to the contest. During the contest, kites with unique features will be picked up for possible inclusion in the Guinness Book of World Records.

The International Kite Festival has been held each year on or around April 20 for 28 sessions continuously since 1984, drawing large number of kite enthusiasts from all over the world.