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Each year the skies above Herrenhausen light up with some of the most spectacular fireworks in the World as the stage is set for the Competition of 2012.
On five Saturdays between May and September 2012, each of the countries displays with the help of the best pyrotechnists in the World, will represent England, China, Croatia, Mexico and Portugal. They are tasked with creating a display of 25 minutes, including musical interpretation and the drama of fireworks and the images created in the skies above are nothing short of beautiful.
Competing nations and their representatives are as follows:
12th May 2012 – Mexico – Pirotécnia Reyes
9th June 2012 - China – Panda Fireworks
25th August 2012 - Portugal – Grupo Luso Pirotecnia
8th September 2012 - England – Jubilee Fireworks
22nd September 2012 - Croatia – Mirnovec Pirotehnika
The display is broken down into sections and begins with a set programme followed by the free section where the technicians have the right to show their artistic interpretation of the music with a number of ground and aerial display shells.
Hours prior to the start of the displays, the visitors start to gather to listen to the music and performances of local artistes in Hanover’s stunning Herrenhausen Gardens.
The Gardens were created in the English style between 1692 and 1714 by Sophia, Princess of Palatine of the Rhine who was Electress of Hanover. The gardens are used throughout the Year for Classical Music concerts, theatricals, art exhibitions and general music performances.
For more information about the events, go to their official website:
Please be aware that the website is in German and will require translation for those of you who are a little rusty
There are not many of us that wouldn’t welcome some warm weather at the moment, and I am no exception to that rule. How about a trip to Thailand to see the final rounds of the International Fireworks competition, being held in honor of the King and Queen of Thailand?
Nine nations are competing for this coveted title and they all want to be at the top of the pyro royalty listings. The teams taking part are representing Australia, China, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Japan, Philippines, the United Arab Emirates and the United States who will put it down against Thailand to see which country can put on the most dynamic and colourful exhibition.
Once again this year, the fireworks will be launched from the floating platforms in the Pattaya Bay instead of the Bali Hai Pier which was always used in the past.
Tonight and tomorrow will be the fifth and final round of the contest which has been closely fought for the last 2 years.
The organisers would like to state that this fabulous musical show will feature over a hundred thousand fireworks and is likely to be visible for up to three kilometres.
The display below is from last New Year which is the end of the first year of celebrations and heralded the arrival of 2011
WHAT International Fireworks Festival
WHEN 12 – 14 August 2010
Scheveningen, on the Dutch coast near The Hague plays host to one of the best beach displays on the continent.
If you enjoy fireworks, Scheveningen is a great place to be. The International Fireworks Festival in August is the highlight of the year for residents and tourists alike. The displays are lit from the Pier in Scheveningen and the crowds flood the beaches, watching in awe.
12 – 14 August at 10pm and 11pm
29 August (finale) at 10pm
be there, or be elsewhere!!