Kites flew high in the sky as The Bahamas China Friendship Association hosted one of its signature events this past weekend, further uniting the two cultures and helping to lift the spirits of Bahamian children. Prime Minister Hon. Philip E. Davis and Minister of State for Housing and Urban Development Hon. Lisa T. Rahming enjoyed the activities, along with Chinese Ambassador to The Bahamas H.E. Dai Qingli,
other dignitaries, and a lively group of Bahamian children.
A beautiful, sunny day and a steady breeze aided in the success of the event, which allowed for 130 young people representing Urban Renewal, Ministry of Youth, Sports & Culture, Children’s Homes, and the Tall Pines Community to enjoy the fun on Saturday, November 18, 2023.
Vice President of the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries Jiang Jiang also joined in the fun, which proved to be an excellent cultural exchange. Head of the Youth Division Sandena Neely also attended. Chinese Kite flying became a recreational game during the Song Dynasty (960-1278) and was spread to Europe in the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368). It became a seasonal recreation for family and community bonding, usually held during favourable weather conditions for kite flying.
Source: Felicity Darville
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