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Kite Festival
MERMAID | Shandong | 3/17/2005 5:54:54 PM

The history of Chinese kites was said to date back to Han Dynasty(206BC to 24AD). General Han Xin used kites for measuring. Also there was someone flying from high with a kite safely. Kite was once used to send message during Tang Dynasty.

From Tang Dynasty, kite became a toy. Up to the Song Dynasty, kite had developed considerably in kinds. Records of kites could be found in drawings, poets, history books and novels.

Weifang in Shandong Province is known as the home to kite. Kite Festival is held from April 20 to May 7th every year. If you plan to go to Shandong around that time, this may add highlight to your trip.

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