Non-profit organization Kylti announces the Fly a Haitian Kite Day, to be held on August 22, 2010. Fly a Haitian kite in solidarity with the people of Haiti. People have been purchasing kites made in Haiti for this occasion. At exactly 4:53pm (Haiti earthquake time), people gathered from around the world will fly their Haitian kites high in the sky to remember and honor the earthquake victims. This annual event will celebrate the rising of Haiti and the Haitian people from the rubbles of this terrible disaster, will create jobs in Haiti, and will support Kylti’s cultural and arts projects.
There are various sites where this community event will happen: 1) DC/Maryland: Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, National Harbor, Maryland; 2) Massachusetts: Franklin Park, Dorchester, MA; 3) New York (location will be announced soon); and 4) Anywhere: Create your own gathering anywhere around the world. Come with family and friends and fly the kites as a symbol of Haiti’s rebirth. Send Kylti pictures and videos of your event to share with the rest of the world. The rain date is August 29, 2010, at 4:53pm.
Partners for this event are the Embassy of Haiti, Washington, DC; Haiti Renewal Alliance (HRA); Eritaj Foundation, Inc.; and Haitian-Americans United for Progress, Inc. (HAUP).
To order your kite and for more information, see http://www.flyahaitiankiteday.org/order/index.php