We may be the only country to celebrate the fact that a king survived an attempt on his life by lighting bonfires and fireworks, and continue to celebrate this over 400 years later, but we aren’t the only ones to commemorate a historical event using fireworks. Guy Fawkes Night is fast approaching and while you’re probably prepping for a big bonfire and making sure you have plenty of sparklers to go round, let’s take a lot at some fireworks festivals throughout the world which could provide you with inspiration for your next holiday.
Fourth of July Celebrations – U.S.A.
Fourth of July is a holiday that celebrates the founding of America, therefore it’s fitting that some of the best fireworks displays happen in the capital, Washington, D.C. There are also many, many superb displays in New York. Grab a free view of fireworks from Brooklyn Bridge Park, or book yourself on a cruise and see the firworks from the water. Let’s not forget the family firm favourite that is Disney World, Florida. Fourth of July celebrations there capture the true spirit of America, their fireworks celebration is not simply a fireworks display but is hailed as a “concert in the sky”.
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Malta International Fireworks
Each year around the last week of April, Malta puts on one of the most impressive fireworks displays in the entire world. Several Maltese fireworks companies and some Italian organisations team up to produce this spectacular event which showcases some of the best local fireworks factories and pyrotechnic companies. The festival also serves as a commemoration of Malta’s accession into the European Union in May 2004. Click here for holiday offers to Malta for late April 2015.
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New Year – Dubai
The rise of thriving Dubai as a flash and glam resort for tourists and travelers from all around the world certainly doesn’t disappoint on one of the biggest days of the year. It now puts on one of the most impressive New Year’s eve fireworks shows in the world. As imagined, no expense is spared for the event so if you are a real lover of fireworks then you should make a point of trying to get yourself to Dubai for December 31st this year.
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Diwali – India
For about a whole month from mid-October to mid-November, people in India and all over the world celebrate Diwali, the Festival of Lights. Fireworks are a huge part of the celebrations here and some of the most unforgettable displays can be enjoyed during this month. If you are going to be in India around that time then you really should make it your mission to get yourself to a Diwali fireworks show.
National Day – Singapore
Annually on August 9, Singapore celebrates its independence from Malaysia with its National Day holiday. The Singapore fireworks celebrations are the highlight of the national holiday and is one of the most impressive displays on the planet. Both foreign and local pyrotechnic teams put on shows over several nights on and around August 9th.
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