Clean Monday we have the custom of flying the kite. Where however comes this custom?
The kite ( "kite, tako, papalote, drachen, χαρταετός ") appears to be flown for the first time around 200 BC in China and Malaysia.
There they built the first kites from silk and bamboo.
In kites then went to Korea and Japan. In Europe came around 1400 AD by European explorers who traveled in Asia. During the two World Wars were used as observation devices.
Today every country has its own traditions around the flying kite.