With fireworks for New Year’s Eve ever more popular and being shown on our television screens from the moment the new year starts in New Zealand and Australia, we were wondering here at epic what would be the largest even though we sell some big ones ourselves nothing compares to this one!
Step up to the Philippines in Ciudad de Victoria, Bocaue, at the church of Christ locally known as Inglesia ni Christo especially on new years eve 2016. They have been officially crowned and certified as the biggest fireworks display in the world by the Guinness book of records.
A whopping 810,904 was the total number of fireworks in the display and the complete display lasted a staggering 1 hour 1 minute and 32.35 seconds and it began at the stroke of midnight. Although the rain was pouring down on that night this didn’t dampen the spirits of the locals and visitors sharing double celebrations on that night.
When it comes to celebrations, it seems the whole world wants to celebrate with fireworks and why not; all the best, most memorable things in life need to be acknowledged and who forgets a big fireworks display.
The new Mersey Gateway, costing a cool £600 million is such an example, saving the good folk of Runcorn and Merseyside a long detour around nowadays with a small cost. Presently, most locals use the Runcorn-Widnes bridge which is in desperate need of repair. It is hoped that the opening of the new bridge will allow the closure of the older bridge, which will be revamped and opened again, but with the introduction of toll’s coming into place for both bridges, locals are up in arms already. You would think that getting an extra half hour in bed each morning would be worth the £2 toll charge, but not all agree. The residents of Halston get to pay a one-off £10 annual fee to cover the tolls, but still, think the tolls put in place will damage the local economy as it is felt that a lot of visitors will avoid the area because of travel costs.
The bridge will reduce congestion on the previously incredibly busy stretch which is again a plus for all concerned saving time and time for businesses equals money. Along with the new bridge, a new automatic number plate recognition technology will replace toll booths, easing bottlenecks with good links to the local John Lennon airport exports across the world will be easier to expedite.
Whatever your feelings are about the politics with regards to the introduction of the new toll’s, you can’t argue that the firework display was pretty impressive, with what seems to be the national colour of the area, red, starting off the show with high bursting peonies leading into trailing comets, before gold takes over to finish the display in regal style.
Let’s finally show some empathy for the poor guy left to design the show, which was seen across the World by a bevvy of international firework fans, when the realisation hit him that it was going to be held on Friday the 13th!
WHAT: Blackpool World Fireworks Championships WHERE: Tower Festival Headland, Promenade,
Blackpool, Lancashire, FY1 4BJ WHEN: Friday the 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th September 2017 WHAT TIME: The event starts 7:30pm and fireworks fired at 8:30pm (weather permitting) WHY: Firework Competition COST: Free of charge
Make sure you are there early to pick your spot anywhere along the promenade and be prepared to be dazzled and amazed by the spectacular displays put on by some of the best pyrotechnic teams from all over the world.
This event has become one of the most popular shows in the UK due to the fantastic performances by each group year on year.
Bring along all of the family and make a full weekend of it with plenty more to do and see in Blackpool or check out the http://www.visitblackpool.com/ website for more ideas.
Dates for your diary
Friday 8th September – Super Power – Poland
Friday 15th September – Brezac Artifices – France
Friday 22nd September – Fireworks for Africa – South Africa
Friday 29th September – Celebration Display by UK and Winner Announcement
Pick a night to suit you or even maybe 2 and get planning today to avoid missing out on this stunning event in 2017.