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CARDIFF NEW YEARS EVE CELEBRATIONS

CARDIFF NEW YEARS EVE – CELEBRATIONS

London New Year’s Eve celebrations are acknowledged around the World and everyone and their gran knows about Hogmanay in Edinburgh but what about Wales?

This year, the City of Cardiff will be having their very own Winter Wonderland which includes:

• All the fun of the fair – fairground attractions and rides

• Food and drink – there is plenty to choose from with burgers, sweet and savoury crepes, BBQ pulled pork, chips (fries) and some delicious Churros (like strips of donut deep fried which should then be thoroughly dunked in melted chocolate mmmmm)

• Drinks – this can be either the concessions around about selling soft drinks or there is Sur La Piste Bar for alcoholic beverages

• Ice Skating – open to all ages and for all the family to enjoy – prices vary but for New Year’s Eve it is £20 per adult and £15 per child

• Various Christmas food and drink options

If you are looking for something indoor, why not take the family bowling. Cardiff Superbowl is offering unlimited bowling, a glass of bubbly on the strike of midnight, competitions and giveaways throughout the evening. The cost of the tickets is £22.99 for adults and £14.99 for children and this cost includes a drink on arrival and a meal from a specially selected range. Check the venue out for more details.

For a little more class and to ring in the New Year in style, why not get along to the Rainbow Casino with a huge selection of entertainment and Motown music from the former lead singer of the Drifters, Roy G Hemmings and a glass of fizz to ring in the new year before party time gets under way.

Li’L London will be showing the firework display from London on the big screen and you can sit back and relax with a ‘dawg’ (hotdog to you and I) are if you are a little more peckish, check out their burgers or sharing platters (yeah right … sharing lol) and you will receive a delicious glass of prosecco on arrival.

Alternatively, a number of local bars and restaurants are offering themed events. The Meatery and Martini Company are holding a very special Alice In Wonderland themed night which will include expanding cocktails, flamingo croquet and food inspired by the Novel. Prices start at around £45.00 and more details once again will be available on their website.

So, just because you are not in the Capital, doesn’t necessarily mean the celebrations will be any less special. The fireworks for Cardiff will take place at midnight at the Civic Centre.

Happy New Year from all at Epic Fireworks

Blwyddyn Newydd Dda 😊

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SAUDI ARABIA – 88TH NATIONAL DAY CELEBRATIONS

On the event of the 88th National Day in Saudi Arabia, what better way to celebrate than to try to beat the current Guinness World Record of the most fireworks launched. This was set in Inglesia Ni Cristo (Church of Christ) in the Philippines on 1st January 2016 when they used a staggering 810,000 fireworks which lasted for over an hour, despite the torrential rain.

Over in Saudi, they set off 900,000 fireworks in just 18 minutes, but it was not only the amount of pyro making heads turn as 300 drones created the largest ever National Flag which was a staggering 400 x 300 metres using lasers mounted on drones.

The pyrotechnics were set up from 58 platforms across 20 Cities in Saudi on Sunday Night ably set up by an incredible 1200 crew members from all over the World including some very fortunate professional firers from the UK.

A stunning display and a beautiful use of drones which just added to the joy of the event.

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BASTILLE DAY CELEBRATIONS 2018

WHAT: BASTILLE DAY CELEBRATIONS 2018
WHEN: SATURDAY 14TH JULY 2018
WHERE: CHAMPS ELYSEES, PARIS, FRANCE.

Bastille Day or “la fete national” (the national celebration) as it is known in France, is the anniversary marking the storming of the Bastille state prison on 14th July 1789. Also, on this day there is a celebration of the “Fete de la federation”, representing the first major event of the French revolution.

Celebrations take place all over France, not only on the Saturday but also the days leading up to the national holiday. The storming of the Bastille is treated in much the same way as American Independence Day and/or Canada Day. It is a very patriotic and festive event with a great deal taking place including military parades, communal meals, dances, parties and of course plenty of fireworks.

On Saturday, locals and visitors flocked to the Champs Elysees in Paris, lining the streets to get a good spot for the parade. With the president of France starting the parade, thousands of police, firefighters, service men and women from various units, cadets from military schools, the French navy and even the French foreign legion put on a unique and mesmerising display; known to be the largest and oldest military parade in Europe.

Not only was there action on the ground but also in the air. The Alpha Jets of Patrouille de France also put on a fantastic aerial display in both aeroplanes and helicopters, spraying smoke from the back of the engines in the “tri-colour” colours of red, white and blue matching the attire of all the locals. After the parade everyone heads of for a celebratory meal or picnic with family and friends or attending the huge free concert that the city Of Paris provides eagerly waiting for the evening’s festivities.

The fireworks display was the City’s only firework show of the year on the Champ De Mars at the base of the Eiffel Tower. Boats were filled to the brim and dotted all along the river Seine, crowds start to gather along the Seine and at the plaza at Trocadero across the river all trying to get a good spot for the fireworks display.

Around 11pm and with the Eiffel tower in the forefront, the massive pro musical display began, as silence fell amongst the crowd in complete awe of the fireworks. With lasers and lights on the tower the whole display lasted around 35 minutes undisturbed.

Bastille day fireworks

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