FESTA DEL REDENTORE

WHAT: FESTA DEL REDENTORE
WHERE: SAN MARCO BASIN, VENICE, ITALY
WHEN: SATURDAY 20TH JULY TO SUNDAY 21ST JULY
TIME: ALL DAY EVENTS / FIREWORKS DISPLAY BEGINS 11:30 SAT 20TH
COST: FREE

Steeped in 400 years of history and folklore the feast of the redeemer or festa del redentore takes place on the third weekend in July. The most anticipated weekend in Venice is full of events, parties and fireworks await locals and visitors alike.

The celebration is to mark the end of a terrible plague that hit the city during the 16th century killing over 50,000 people. To stop the problem the venetian Doge Alvise Mocenigo promised that when the plague ceased, he would build a magnificent bascilla.

It was decided that the church would be built on Guidecca and the first stone was placed on the third Sunday in July and a small wooden church followed thereafter. To celebrate the ending of the plague it was decided to build a temporary floating bridge to the church from Venice to Guidecca and was used first for a procession of the population and highest officers of the republic. After the procession it has occurred every year since and pilgrimage to the church of redentore is done every year, this is the only time that Guidecca is connected to the rest of Venice.

Programme for 2019

SATURDAY 20TH JULY

  • ALL DAY: Preparations by locals, followed by their own private dinner or parties.
  • 19:00pm – Opening of pontoon bridge from Zattere to Giudecca, followed by a presentation of the regatta teams.
  • 23:30pm – Fireworks at Bacino di San Marco

SUNDAY 21st July

  • 16:00 – Regata del Redentore at Giudecca canal
  • 19:00 – Holy mass at the Redentore Church

There are plenty of parades, dances and other entertainment on offer, but everyone pauses for the explosive fireworks event on Saturday evening. They are fired from Saint Mark’s basin from over 35 floating pontoons over 600 meters. The show lasts for around 45 minutes and then after the show the younger generation of the city head to Venice Lido to await the dawn and the sunrise.

So, if you are holidaying in Venice, get along to see the fireworks and be warned, it is a celebration that is sure to draw you in.

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ADACHI FIREWORKS FESTIVAL 2019

WHAT: ADACHI FIREWORKS FESTIVAL 2019
WHY: FIREWORKS FESTIVAL
WHERE: ARAKAWA NISHIARAIBASHI PARK
WHEN: 20TH JULY 2019 7:30PM TO 8:30PM
COST: FREE

This year will be the 41st edition of the event and is the first festival of the summer to be held in Tokyo. Dating back to the 1920s the festival heralds the start of the summer firework season.

Don your yukata or summer dress and join the many locals and visitors on the riverbanks to watch the magnificent firework display. Held along the river the display is fully visible with a variety of vantage points to choose from between Nishiarai Bridge and the Tokyo Metro Chiyoda line bridge.

Make sure that you arrive early to secure a good spot, bring along fold up chairs or a picnic blanket and then fill up at one of the nearby food stalls and sample some of the local cuisines before the evening entertainment begins.

SUMMER BURST

Over 13,000 fireworks will be released into the night sky accompanied by music and lasers making it seems like daytime as the audience’s favorites of golden weeping sakura and extra-large Niagara fireworks fill the air, keep an eye out for the fireworks art in the displays or just sit back in awe and take in the kaleidoscope of colours for the hour-long firework show.

Get your summer pyro fix with this stunning firework display.

FIREWORKS OF SUMMER

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TARRAGONA INTERNATIONAL FIREWORKS COMPETITION 2019

WHAT: TARRAGONA FIREWORKS COMPETITION 2019
WHY: INTERNATIONAL FIREWORKS COMPETITION
WHERE: LAYA D EL MIRACLE BEACH, TARRAGONA, SPAIN
WHEN: WEDNESDAY 3RD JULY TO SATURDAY 6TH JULY 2019

One thing that the Spanish are known for doing well is a fiesta and the international fireworks competition in Tarragona has everything associated with them. Warm summer evenings, music and street entertainment along with a mixture of traditional dress, tapas tasting areas and spectacular fireworks makes this one not to be missed.

Dating back to 1990 it is now one of the most important festivals across the med with more than 60,000 spectators visit the city to enjoy the open-air style party.

Several applications are received each year from Europe and beyond all hoping that they impress the selection board enough to secure a place in the competition. Funding is offered towards the shows but also there are strict criteria to be met for every team. The winners not only grab the 1st prize but they also fire at the Santa Tecla festival in September.

Schedule

WEDNESDAY 3RD JULY – PIROTECHNIA ESTEBAN MARTIN SL DE GRANADA

A family run business that is now in its 4th generation. Formed in 1895 they have won the VII pirotechnia comp city of el ejido (champion of champions) in the edition of the pyro-musical show in 2002 and 1st prize in the international fireworks contest city of el ejido in 1999 and 2000.

Number of pyrotechnics using 419KG

THURSDAY 4TH JULY – PIROTECHNIA ALPUJARREND OF GRANADA

Emerging in 1890 this team is also on the 4th generation of management. As well as producing and launching some fantastic displays they also are manufacturers and designers of fireworks. They have brought the latest advances in security, production and quality control to performances.

Number of pyrotechnics 652KG

FRIDAY 5TH JULY – PIROTECHNIA DEL MEDITERRANEO OF VILAMARXANT (VALENCIA)

The manager Antonio Garcia Juan has run the company since it was created in 2015. He has gained his experience from different fireworks workshops before creating his own company. This will be the second time that they have taken part in the competition hoping to show the crowds and judges the potential they have with their new Valencian fireworks.

Number of pyrotechnics 456 kg

SATURDAY 6TH JULY – PIROTECHNIA AQUAREVE ARTIFICIE (FRANCE)

Specializing in the designing of musical pyro shows, performances, special and digital effects they have a central European style. The French company first began in 1991.

Number of pyrotechnics 640KG

The shows are from 10:30pm each evening from miracle beach so make sure that you arrive early to grab yourself a viewing spot. If you can’t get to the beach there are local restaurants, hotels with viewing places. In fact, anywhere and everywhere in the city and the surrounding areas, you will find a place to view.

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