East Meets West Kite Festival flies high in Dorchester
By Sherrie Choong
The 11th annual East Meets West kite and cultural festival took place Sept. 28 and 29 at the Pope John Paul II Park in Dorchester.
Many families with children attended the fun event, featuring kites from the east and west. The sky was filled with many colorful kites, such as diamonds, ladybugs and butterflies. Organizers also prepared a impressive 300-foot dragon kite. All attendees were encouraged to fly a kite, so they could pay respect to victims of recent disasters.
Apart from kite flying, a bucket of homemade bubbles was available for children to play with. With two sticks and some yarn, children enjoyed creating big bubbles and popping them.
A kite-flying demonstration and kite-making workshop took place Saturday afternoon. There were also cultural and health exercises for all attendees.
This event drew attention from many passersby in the park. It was a day filled with fun, excitement and harmony, along with the fusion of both eastern and western cultures.
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