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Proud To Be British

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Capping off a fantastic year for the City of London, this year’s New Year’s Eve event was destined to be nothing less than spectacular – and they didn’t disappoint.

Billed as one of the best in the World, the UK treated the revellers to a stunning display of fireworks.

The firers were once again Kimbolton Fireworks who were responsible for the brilliant displays at the opening and closing ceremonies of the Olympic Games 2012

The breaks on some of the shells were staggering and held the air beautifully with some astounding double breaks, the display was really something to see. Rockets flared from the London Eye and the capital’s riverside landmarks including barrages on the Thames were lit up in a display which lasted 11 minutes and featured 12,500 fireworks.

Mayor of London Boris Johnson said, “Watched by hundreds of thousands in the capital and millions around the globe, London has proved, yet again, that it can pull off spectacular world-class events in style.”

Spectators on hand at the event were thrilled saying that the display superseded their expectations saying that it was the perfect ending to a magnificent year in London.


Ultimate Video and Picture Collection Of Kuwait’s Guinness World Record Fireworks Display

Ultimate Video and Picture Collection Of Kuwait’s Guinness World Record Fireworks Display – Saturday 10th November 2012 – To Mark The Golden Jubilee Of Kuwait’s Constitution

We had all planned to win the Euro Millions lottery last night and decided that if we won we would blow £16million to try to beat the ground shaking efforts just days after the 50th-anniversary celebrations in Kuwait as they beat the rest of the World to take pride of place in the history books.

The people of Kuwait were treated to a MASSIVE fireworks display, the likes of which have never been seen before. The previous record of 60,000 was held by Portugal when in 2006 they lit up the skies of the beautiful Island of Madeira.

Parente Fireworks held the record-breaking event in the presence of the great and good of the country with over 2 million people watching with bated breath. The official adjudicators confirmed “I am happy to verify that with 77,282 fireworks, a new Guinness world record has been set tonight”.

Kuwait Fireworks

The show featured parades with flying fish, enormous projections on sails and gigantic cubes of light rising from the waters. An incredible flight of aeroplanes with fiery wings and kites in the shape of falcons created a perfect interplay of fire, lights and music along five kilometres of seafront for a show unlike any seen before.

Kuwait’s 50th Constitution Day Celebration الاحتفال بالذكرى الـ 50 للمصادقة على الدستور الكويتي

The display took over 300 technicians and tons of materials including cargo ships, aircraft and containers from all over the World to achieve this wonderful feat. Lasting an hour, the event was a celebration of all things good about Kuwait and was divided into themes including Heritage, Freedom, Pride, Prosperity and Constitution.

Kuwait Fireworks Show - 2012

This celebration was not just a magnificent feat of engineering and pyro fun but was an affirmation of the Country and its struggles to achieve an equilibrium within its people that has been hard going.

The show also achieved the accolade of being the Longest line of fireworks and the largest number of pontoons and craft on the water too.

Kuwait Fireworks Show - 2012

It may be seen by some as a massive waste of money, given the current economic crisis but at the end of the day, it’s their money and they get to choose what they do with it.

Further videos, pictures, news, facts etc can be found here folks:

Awesome photos by Cyril Almeras – http://www.cyrilalmeras.com/photos/nuit/feu-d-artifice/index.html?page=%22parente-koweit/index.html%22

Bloomberg TV – Fireworks Boom Over Kuwait to Set World Record – http://www.bloomberg.com/video/kuwait-s-record-breaking-15m-fireworks-celebration-KmtvcWSmThyY0jnp4dK8OQ.html

Picture’s of the world’s largest fireworks display in Kuwait – http://uk.news.yahoo.com/photos/world-s-largest-fireworks-display-in-kuwait-slideshow/#

Business Week – 77,000 Fireworks Boom Over Kuwait to Set World Record – http://www.businessweek.com/videos/2012-11-12/kuwaits-record-breaking-15m-fireworks-celebration

Guinness World Records – Kuwait and the world’s largest ever fireworks display – http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/news/2012/11/video-watch-the-worlds-largest-ever-firework-display-take-place-in-kuwait-45834/

Daily Mail – Gulf state spends £10million to put on the biggest firework display of all time – http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2231223/Celebrating-golden-jubilee-Kuwait-style-Gulf-state-spends-10million-biggest-firework-display-time.html

Kuwait 50th Constitution Day: Biggest Firework Show in the World! – http://thesidetalk.wordpress.com/2012/11/12/kuwait-50th-constitution-day-biggest-firework-show-in-the-world/