A festival of color and life, the National Festival of Kites titled “Nil Ahase Wasanthaya” is the place where creativity soars to the heights unreached as people from all age groups and backgrounds display their handiwork and paint the skies, each with a different shade. Competitors could be any person, group or organization but the festival is open to all. Kites are in all shapes and sizes and are usually made with dried leaves and colorful papers and sarees.
The National Kite Festival 2015 will take place for the 8th Consecutive year on the 12th and 13th September 2015 at Galle Face Green, Colombo. Organized by Kite Sri Lanka together with Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau, this year’s competition will feature over five hundred kite enthusiasts from around Sri Lanka. Several international competitors are also expected to participate in the two day event. The event creates a platform for thousands of local and foreign kite lovers to enjoy kite flying by participating in a number of kite related events and competitions.
The event is designed to promote our heritage and culture through kites and designs to the world while providing an experience of a mega kite flying experience to the participants. The kite competition will be open for both children (under 14) and open groups under the categories of the Most Creative Kite, The Kite of National Heredity and there will be an open category named The Best Fighting Kite.
This year the event will also join hands with the National Drug Prevention day.
For more information: http://www.kitesrilanka.com