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Top 5 awe-inspiring fireworks displays

Remember remember the 5th of November…

Tonight, thousands of fireworks are expected to explode over the UK as people up and down the country celebrate Guy Fawkes night. Us Brits certainly know how to put on a fireworks display, but what about elsewhere around the world? Join us as we show you five of our favourite firework celebrations around the globe…

Independence Day, USA

Independence Day fireworks
Independence Day fireworks, USA

Every 4th July, the Americans love to celebrate Independence Day in style, so no matter where you are in the country, you are bound to find an impressive fireworks show taking place near you.

Having said that, there are a couple of places that put on an absolutely legendary Independence Day show. They include The White House in Washington DC (naturally), the Macy’s fireworks spectacular in New York and the world-famous celebration at the Walt Disney Resort in Florida.

If you fancy a slice of the patriotic action, then check out our Florida holiday deals and you could be out there experiencing these stunning shows for yourself.

Bastille Day, Paris

Bastille Day in Paris
Bastille Day in Paris

Ten days later, the French give the Americans a run for their money during their very own national day on the 14th of July.

Onlookers in Paris are treated to a spectacular fireworks display, with the Eiffel Tower lit up like a gigantic Roman Candle. If you are thinking about going on a city break with a dazzling display over the original City of Light, then this would be an ideal time to go.

Diwali, India

Diwali in India
Diwali in India

In a country that is full of colourful celebrations, Diwali is arguably the biggest in India’s calendar. With events such as Ganesh Chaturthi and Holi to contend with, that is no mean feat.

Diwali is known as the “Festival of Lights”, and millions of Indians gather together to celebrate the triumph of light over darkness. Towns and cities light up with the gentle glow of clay lamps that decorate almost every Indian home, and the sky explodes into a showstopping array of colour when hundreds of thousands of fireworks displays are fired off up and down the country.

Diwali will be celebrated on the 23rd October next year, so take a look at arranging your travel plans to India now if you would like to get in on the action.

New Year’s Eve, Sydney

New Years Eve in Sydney
New Years Eve in Sydney

New Year’s is one of the biggest celebrations on the planet, but the prize for best NYE fireworks display goes to Sydney, Australia. Due to its location and its distance from the international date line, it is always the world’s first major fireworks celebration of the new year.

Thousands of Sydney’s residents line the harbour and enjoy the late evening summer sunshine before watching the sky-borne bounty of fireworks explode from the iconic Harbour Bridge. The atmosphere is absolutely electric and worth experiencing if you ever find yourself in that part of the world.

Malta International Fireworks Festival

Malta International Fireworks Festival
Malta International Fireworks Festival

Every April, fireworks manufacturers from all over the world gather in Malta to pit their finest creations against each other in the Malta International Fireworks Festival.

It’s a serious fireworks face-off that results in an epic festival of displays that span over several days. If you are planning a holiday in Malta, aim to go between the 26th – 30th April 2014 to catch the next event.

What’s the best fireworks display you have ever seen? Share it with us in the comments below!

Images via Fort Meade, Eric Bréchemier, siddu2020, Hai Linh Truong and Epic Fireworks under a Creative Commons license

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