The Easter weekend was filled with many activities that brought together persons of different generations, beliefs, race and gender. Church was for those who wished to celebrate the true meaning of Easter: the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus. Parties were in their fair share island wide: Carnival, Firestorm, Luau and many others.
On Easter Monday when most of the party spirit had subsided there was a huge gathering in St. Ann’s Bay at Seville Heritage Park: Home of Kite Festival. It was a day friendly competition, showcasing of creativity and a chance for families to get together, relax and enjoy the festivities. Persons of all ages were seen actually joining in and ‘flying their kites’: men, women, boys and girls seemed to equally be interested in the activities.
Birds, tigers, planes, kites made partly from Digicel cards, square, triangular, diamonds, cuboids, cylindrical, kites of all shapes, size and colours decorated the skies beckoning passerbys to join in for only $600.
The spirits were not dampened with the occasional showers of the evening. Persons waited patiently for the skies to clear to resume the fun filled evening, others seemed to believe that the rain only heightened the excitement as they stood in the rain seemingly quite oblivious to the showers.
Special artistes were also featured for the event. Security had their day cut out for them, directing traffic in and out of the park and maintaining order during the event. With such a large crowd it was clear that the event was a well anticipated and inevitably a well supported one.
The kite festival was definitely a family event that was attended by all age groups and was enjoyed by all, allowing persons to forget all their problems and have some fun.