Spring celebrated by international kite show in northwest China

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Kite is a symbol of the Chinese handicraft. Flying a kite is a very popular activity in all generations in China. It is easy to find the scene that when in the holidays, there are large numbers of people gathering to the squares and holding lines to control beautiful kites in the blue sky.

Spring is the most suitable season for flying kite. Flying kite requires modest wind, and warm day, that’s why it’s better to fly kite in spring days. Cloudy day and rainy day is not bright enough for flying kite, gloomy day may make people susceptible to myopia.

Spring celebrated by international kite show in northwest China

A contestant from the United States sits on a moving motorcycle while towing an octopus-shaped kite at an international kite masters’ competition in Xi’an, Shaanxi province, on Wednesday. The event, held at the Daming Palace National Heritage Park, attracted more than 30 kite masters from 16 countries and regions. ZHAI XIAOXUE/CHINA DAILY

Spring celebrated by international kite show in northwest China

A local kite enthusiast displays his kite at the Daming Palace National Heritage Park in Xi’an, capital of northwest China’s Shaanxi Province, April 12, 2017. [Photo/Xinhua]

Zhang Tianwei, 79-year-old kite master, poses with an animated kite powered by gears and wind turbines in Xi’an, northwest China’s Shaanxi province, on April 12, 2017. The kite features two fighting roosters. [Photo/VCG]

Spring celebrated by international kite show in northwest China

A foreigner poses with two tiger kites in Xi’an, northwest China’s Shaanxi province, on April 12, 2017. [Photo/VCG]

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