Kite Season Is On
The kite season in Bali comes early this year, if you look up to the sky of Bali this month you can see dozens of kites fly glide calmly riding the strong east wind. The kite season in Bali which usually starts on first month in traditional Caka calendar (July) comes early on May this year.
The kite season usually starts on July when the sky is clear, the temperature is good and the sea wind blows heavily to the land. This month though the sky is not yet clear and the menacing dark clouds appear in some areas dozens but the wind is strong, many Balinese fly their kites; the sky of Denpasar and Badung is already decorated with dozens of colorful kites.
Though, as a matter of fact, the kite season is already on there is no announcement of any kite festival in Bali. Every year Bali usually hosts annual kite festivals or competition on the black sand beach of Padang Galak, just north of Sanur, on Purnama beach in Gianyar or on Tanah Lot in Tabanan. Although this festival initially started out as a local event, in recent years it has attracted international interest with enthusiastic entrants from America, Australia and Japan.
Let us hope that there will be more kite festival and competition this year than last year since the kite season starts early and will last longer.