One of the beautiful parts of Afghanistan culture is kite flying. There are kites everywhere. Every day we go somewhere we see lots of kids flying kites, lots of kites in the sky. There are traditional competitions where kite flyers entangle the string of their flying kites with each other trying to cut the string of the other. The winner’s kite remains flying while the loser’s kite string is cut loose, drifting free with the wind until it falls to the ground. Kids then run after these cut kites to try and capture them when they come down. Usually whoever captures a cut kite can keep it.
And here is a kite kiosk.