Kite enthusiasts from more than 30 different nations are expected to be in attendance at this year's Dieppe International Kite Festival, a bi-annual event held in Dieppe, a city located along the northwest coast of France.
(TRAVPR.COM)UK - September 3rd, 2012 - Participants and the general public will have an excellent view of the sea as the festival takes place on lawns occupying eight hectares situated between the city and the waters of the English Channel.
Considered one of the biggest 300 events of any type in the world and the single largest kite event, the Dieppe International Kite Festival is open to kites of all sizes and types. Each year, the skies over Dieppe become a multi coloured canvas as a huge array of kites take to the air, but there is far more to do at the festival than merely gaze towards the heavens in wonder and delight.
Visitors are able to attend the many on-going activities on the ground, including workshops that instruct kite enthusiasts in the fine details of construction and sessions where participants can learn piloting skills from professional kite-fliers. There will also be activities specifically designed for children and people with disabilities.
Because the Dieppe International Kite Festival draws some 500,000 visitors to the town every other year, extensive preparations are already underway to accommodate them this coming September. The festival's huge popularity represents quite a change from its humble beginnings in 1980, when it drew participants from a mere six countries in Europe.
This year's celebration will take place from 8th to 16th September and will revolve around the theme of ‘The five elements: Treasures of Humanity’. In keeping with this theme, the artistic kite contest will accept entries based on the five elements of air, earth, water, fire and space. The guest of honour in 2012 is slated to be the United Kingdom.
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