Kite Flying for Jesus – Anyone?

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This article was first published on the 21st of April, 2019 by Patrick Carpen.

Last updated: April 12, 2020 at 7:41 am

Did you know that Guyana, South America is, perhaps, the only country in the world which celebrates the resurrection of Jesus by flying kites? That’s right! The raising of kites into the skies on Easter Sunday is done in Guyana to symbolize Jesus‘ ascension into heaven.

In other countries around the world, people fly kites too, but, according to research, no other country has the tradition of flying kites on Easter Sunday to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. And I guess that’s one thing that makes Guyana special.

In other countries, kite flying has evolved through military exercises, sports, etc, but not for the celebration of the Resurrection. Amazingly, not even England, the country that once colonized and Christianized Guyana, practices this tradition! So how did the idea of raising kites for Jesus reach Guyana? I’m not sure!

On Good Friday every year, Guyana joins the world in mourning the death of Jesus on the cross, but on Easter Sunday, Guyana leads the world in celebrating the ascension of Jesus by kite flying.

Now enjoy these beautiful photos of kite flying taken in Georgetown, Guyana, South America during the Easter of 2019.

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