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Weifang International Kite Festival kicks off in China on Saturday

Chinese kite festival kicks off on Saturday.
Chinese kite festival kicks off on Saturday. Image by Melissa Gutierrez / CC BY 2.0

The 32nd edition of the Weifang International Kite Festival will get underway on Saturday in eastern China’s Shandong province . The month-long festival will feature numerous kite-related events and activities, including professional kite-flying performances and a kite design competition. The city of Weifang has been dubbed the ‘kite capital of the world’ because of its long kite-making tradition. Read more: chinadaily.com.cn