In pics: Damietta skies filled with kites

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Wed, 28 Apr 2021 - 03:04 GMT

If you are in Damietta, check the skies in the pre-Iftar time.

If you are in Damietta, check the skies in the pre-Iftar time.

CAIRO – 28 April 2021: Kites have surfaced as one of most ways of entertainment to kill time in Egypt for both adults and children especially during the Coronavirus time and lockdown period.

 

Many were seen massed on the building roofs in different Egyptian governorates, flying their colorful kites.

 

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Flying kites in Giza - AFP

 

During the holy month of Ramadan, youths are seen flying kites every day in the afternoon, before sunset.

 

Most of the youth are keen to go out to the space, gardens, and from the roofs of houses, and the fly kites in different shapes and sizes.

 

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Youths competing in kite-flying - FILE 

 

Like other sports, kite-flying has competitions, where youth try to make specific figures, like circles, or challenge each other to maintain kites flying high.

 

Kite-makers speak about this hobby, and the prices of kites.

Mohamed Kamel who lives in Damietta, works as a carpenter, and said that kite-flying is one of the most hobbies youth practice in the city.

 

Kamel added that kites vary in shapes, sizes, and prices, saying that small kites cost L.E. 50, and the price could reach L.E. 300 according to the size and material used in making them.

 

Kites are made of reed sticks, colored plastic bags and cotton string.

 

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Hassan Gad is another Kite-maker who said that there are now printing offices in Damietta, specialized in printing and making colored papers that are used to make kites.

 

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