Easter is much more than just flying kites – by Francis Quamina Farrier
“Let’s go fly a kite”, from the heart-warming musical “Mary Poppins”, is one of those sweet songs of yesteryear, when the air was clean and flying by aeroplane was so much less stressful, and to go kite flying did not expose you to injury and even death. Kite flying is done in many countries around the world; from America, to Australia, Britain, Canada, Denmark, France, Haiti, Japan, Malaysia, India, Indonesia, Italy, Singapore and South Africa among many others.
However, unlike Guyana, kite flying is not done at Easter time in many of those countries. For example, in India, kite flying is engaged in during their Independence Day celebrations, which is on August 15. Continue reading