How many of these firework displays do you recognise?
Remember, remember the 5th of November! Bonfire night is one of the UK’s main yearly events, used to celebrate the failed attempt on King James I life in the 1605 Gunpowder Plot. The holiday originated from people lighting bonfires around London to celebrate the king’s survival which has now became the firework spectacular now known as Bonfire night/ Guy Fawkes night or simply Firework night!
We’re of course all aware of the background of this UK holiday, but how many other countries firework celebrations do you know of? We’ve put together a fun quiz below to test your knowledge!
The best firework displays around the world
How many did you get correct?
Would you like to know a little bit more about these beautiful displays? We’ve rounded up some of our favourite firework displays from around the world below.
Walt Disney World Resort, Florida
Walt Disney World puts so much Disney magic into each and every firework display! You’re truly spoilt for choice when it comes to Fireworks at Disney. There’s night time spectaculars in every single one of the four main parks and two of these include fireworks!
Magic Kingdom welcomes Happily Ever After, which took over the famous Wishes show in 2017. It’s the grandest finale imaginable and the perfect ending to your days at Disney. Position yourself in front of Cinderella’s castle to witness 18 full minutes of dazzling colours light up the sky, perfectly timed to your favourite Disney melodies.
Walt Disney World also said goodbye to Epcot’s IllumiNations firework show in 2019 after a 20 year run, but don’t worry you can still get your firework fix at this park! Epcot is now home to Epcot Forever. Created to celebrate the past, present and future of Epcot, this new firework extravaganza combines its display with stunning laser effects and choreographed kites, all perfectly set to a selection of music that has become some of the theme parks most favoured by guests.
Valencians are said to be mad about fireworks! Unlike the UK where we’ll witness those bright and colourful bursts in the sky across a month or two, fireworks in Valencia are common year round. Used as an essential part of festivals and religious celebrations, fireworks even make appearances at weddings or football match victory’s!
The best time for fireworks in Valencia is during the month of March when the famous Fallas Festival takes place. Valencian’s have different types of firework displays with some even happening in daylight. These focus more on sound than pretty colours and are described as a symphony of noise otherwise known as a mascletà. – These displays have an “earthquake” of an ending, you can actually feel the ground tremble beneath your feet!
Valencian pyro-technicians are well known all over the world for their amazing displays and they really do produce some of the best firework extravaganzas you’ll ever lay your eyes on! Castillos are Valencia’s big night-time firework displays which can’t be described as anything other than spectacular. So if you’re someone who finds fireworks a little boring, just wait until you’ve experienced them in Valencia! – You’ll likely be left reconsidering your opinion.
Fireworks on New Years Eve! How does that appeal to you? If this is something that ticks your boxes, Dubai puts on one of the most amazing New Year’s Eve firework displays in the world!
The Burj Khalifa is the home of the stunning display and it’s one that attracts thousands! Best viewed from the footsteps of Burj Khalifa, many gather by the waterfront of the Dubai fountains hours before midnight in order to secure their spot.
A truly phenomenal display of fire and light, the show lasts for approximately 20 minutes. – It’s ones of the longest and largest displays in the world!
Malta may be small but it sure does pack a punch when it comes to fireworks. The Ministry for Tourism and the Malta Tourism Authority have put on the Malta International Fireworks Festival for the past 18 years! The event usually takes place between the 18th and 30th of April and promises beautiful displays of colour and sound.
Pyro-technicians come from all over the world to show their displays at the festival which hosts its own pyro-musical competition! Delight in numerous firework shows expertly designed to match the rhythm of musical numbers before the winner is announced and a true firework spectacle is released on closing night.