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Pattaya in Thailand plays host to the International Fireworks Festival once again this year.
Unfortunately, as opposed to the usual ten teams competing, this year there will only be four.
The Competition runs from 30th November – 1st December and features teams representing Canada, China, USA and Singapore. Each of the teams will compete for 45 minutes showing the best of their skills to the massive crowds that this event regularly draws.
This year, four Thai celebrities will represent one of the competing teams as their ‘Team Captain’.
The main event titled ‘Brighten Your Life’ will feature the fireworks show which takes place on the first day of Competition along the beach road which of course will have to be closed to traffic from around 3:30pm onwards.
- Fireworks shows
- 3d painting
- A parade
- Cabaret type events
- A concert
- Concessionary booths
- Local handicrafts and home-made products
Indonesia is preparing to host its first International Fireworks Festival this June. From 15th to 17th June 2012, Comet Fireworks, the organising committee will ensure smooth running for the anticipated 150,000 spectators who will visit especially for this event.
The Festival is being held to commemorate Jakarta’s 485th Anniversary.
The venue for the display will be Taman Impian in Jaya Ancol Dreamland in North Jakarta and the organisers sincerely hope that this event will be attract more international tourism to the area.
The displays will be arranged by teams of firework experts from Argentina, Australia, China, France and Morocco who will compete against each other to find the best.
The event itself will feature displays from two countries each day starting with France and Argentina on day one, Morroco and China on day two and Australia and Indonesia on the final day.
It is hoped that this new International Fireworks competition will bring much needed tourism to the area and will it is hoped be the first of many.
Epic will of course let you know the results and share some of the images and video footage from the event when it is available.
If you are thinking of having a fireworks display, give us a call. We cater to everything from the small children’s garden fireworks to the full DIY display packs. We are open 7-days a week and will be only too happy to answer any questions that you may have.
Fireworks fill the night sky at the opening of the 28th Annual Harbin International Ice Festival. The display of fireworks heralds the start of a month of Ice Sculptures which are simply breathtaking.
The event, which officially opened on 5th January 2012, was actually opened mid-December at the beginning of the Winter Holidays for the region. This is of course weather dependant due to the nature of the beast. The weather in the region is variable between a summer high of 21.2c degrees but over the Winter, thanks to its Siberian borders, the wind chill creates a variance of an average temperature at this time of the Year of between -16.8 to -38.1 degrees centigrade.
In the Heilong Jiang Province in China, about a 3 hour drive from Beijing has held this festival since 1963. However, the event stopped for a time during the Cultural Revolution and was re-introduced in 1985. Originally held in Zhaolin Park in the old district of the City, it was moved to the current spot on Sun Island in the Songhua River in 2001 due to space requirements as the event grew and grew.
It is one of four major Ice Festivals from around the World. Yearly they are held in Harbin – China, Sapporro – Japan, Quebec City – Canada and Geilo – Norway. All running from Mid December to late February in some part.
The display in Harbin is the biggest and longest featured display in the World. Thousands of tons of Ice are cut from the Songhua River using swing saws and then the artistes get to work with picks, chisels, and saws creating some of the most astonishing buildings and art works you will ever experience. The displays are lit by coloured laser and Ice Lanterns.
The quality and clarity of the ice is not as I thought dependant on the purity of the ice. The cloudy ice is as a result of air attaching itself to impurities in the water creating minuscule air bubbles.