WHAT: MALTA MECHANIZED GROUND FIREWORKS FESTIVAL
WHEN: SATURDAY 14th APRIL 2018 (SETUP OF THE DISPLAY ON FRIDAY 13th APRIL 2018)
WHERE: THE GRANARIES, ST PUBLIUS SQUARE, FLORIANA, MALTA
WHY: MECHANICAL FIREWORKS FESTIVAL
COST: FREE :)
This year marks the 12th mechanized ground fireworks festival in sunny Malta which is an event organized by the Floriana Local Council.
Ground fireworks are a uniquely Maltese tradition which forms an important part of festa (fiesta) celebrations in Malta and Gozo.
The event begins on 13th April at 10.00am where you can see the set up in daylight so you can see first-hand the complex intricacies of these very special mechanized creations.
The displays actually take place on Saturday 14th April at 10.15pm and they are absolutely fascinating with contra-rotating mechanisms and others which move in and out using a huge number of gears and chains called Katina to wonderful effect.
Last year’s winning team was from St Michaels Firework Factory in Lija and the piece included dual wheels, 1800 drivers and it changed colour and shape constantly including the addition of screeches at the end. A very well deserved win for this incredible creation.
This event takes place in the midst of the Fireworks Festival in Malta which takes place from the 1 st to the 30 th April 2018 so you will be royally entertained if you can manage to schedule your holiday within these times – particularly for a pyrotechnician.