One Sky – One World
International Kite Fly for Peace
„World Kite Day“
2nd Sunday every October
The One Sky One World International Kite Fly emerged from the spirit of the historic 1985 summit meeting between President Reagan of the USA and Premier Gorbachev of the former USSR. Prior to the summit in October of 1985, Denver kite and windsock designer, Jane Parker-Ambrose presented to the Soviet Women’s Peace Committee in Moscow a hand made kite along with a letter signed by some 300 kite flyers from the USA, and other nations.
This gesture of citizen diplomacy inspired the One Sky One World events to occur annually around the world on the 2nd Sunday every October. through the multi-cultural symbol of the kite and the ocean of air that we all share, people are made aware of the kite’s contributions to culture, history, the arts and science. Though recognition and enjoyment of the kite, its many manifestations and the activity of kite flying as expressed in many nations and regions, One Sky One World events help build an International community, understanding and friendship between people, environmental awareness and a world at people, environmental awareness and a world at peace.