The Best of The Best
It’s that time of year again – the day of wellies, fairground rides, burgers and sparklers is just around the corner! If you haven’t guessed what I’m talking about yet, its BONFIRE NIGHT! To honour this historic Guy Fawkes event lets take a look back at some of the best firework displays in the world.
Some people would say that Sydney Harbour is one of the best places on the planet to ring in the new year. Every year over 1.5 million people attend this extraordinary display, with many arriving early in the morning to get the best spot! Celebrations start at 6pm with music and fly pasts, followed by the lighting up of the harbour’s ships. To finish off the celebrations, as it reaches midnight a spectacular firework extravaganza takes place. It truly is magical
Held in July, the month long L’International des Feux Loto-Quebec is the largest fireworks competition in the world. In a bid to win the coveted Gold Jupiter Trophy, pyrotechnic companies from all over fire their best rockets, cakes, and candles which are all choreographed to music. It attracts around 3 million spectators each year.
With the 4th of July being a big deal in New York, each year the skyline is illuminated by patriotic and dazzling fireworks. Red, white, and blue explosions erupt above the Statue of Liberty and Coney Island. People often enjoy the display whilst sipping on their favourite drink at one of the city’s many rooftop bars – true New York style!
Dubai really do go all out for their New Years Even celebrations and its about so much more than the fireworks. Thousands gather to watch in absolute awe beneath a canopy of lights as the Burj Khalifa takes centre stage. Watching those pyrotechnic wonders erupt all over the city is of course incredibly impressive but matched with LED lights and laser beam displays you’ve got yourself one hell of a spectacular show!
Attracting 1.4 million firework fanatics to the waterfront each year, Vancouver’s Celebration of Light is one of the cities biggest events. The celebration consists of three 25-minute displays over 3 separate days in July. Paired with music and ferocious bangs this really is a breath-taking event.
This Hindu ‘Festival of Lights’ features a vast amount of lamps, candles and fireworks with the larger scale celebrations also having sparklers, firecrackers and lots of food!
Historically, the opening and closing ceremonies of the Olympics feature abundant fireworks. The 31st Summer Olympic games took place in Rio De Janeiro at the Maracanã Stadium in 2016. The opening celebration kicked off on 5th August and involved an unforgettable fireworks display.
This is the oldest of the festivals we have spoken about today, running for over 400 years!
It did hold the Guinness World Record for launching the worlds biggest, and maybe the most expensive, firework – the Yonshakudama. This is a gargantuan rocket that was 1.2 metres wide and had a diameter of nearly 800 meters. It shot an impressive 2,700 feet into the air!
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