Indeed, the Summer season signifies the birth of a nation, well, at least for Americans. Independence Day– Fourth of July for most– is when US citizens come together to celebrate their country’s founding. Think barbecues, backyard parties, and galivanting at the beach– while these are all the most popular ways to honor the USA, fireworks displays are, arguably, the most eye-catching and impressive way to do it!
As several brilliant fireworks displays take place in the USA for our favorite national holiday (and the New Year!), let’s take it up a notch further and check out other popular fireworks displays around the world!
Here are nine of the world’s best fireworks displays:
Australia Day – Australia
People who long to see a no-holds-barred fireworks display should pencil on January 26 on their calendars for Sydney’s Australia Day festivities, as Sydney Harbour is undoubtedly one of the best places on the planet to see jaw-dropping fireworks!
The atmosphere is absolutely electric, with more than 1.5 million revelers arriving early in the morning to bag the best spots in the house, ideally where it’s overlooking the Harbour Bridge. The “banging” celebration kicks off at 6 pm with some live music. Then, the harbor’s ships light up before a massive firework extravaganza at midnight, with a delightful boat parade happening alongside, adding to the thrill of the monumental event!
National Day – Singapore
August 9 is Singapore’s National Day, the country’s celebration of its independence from Malaysia. And the Singapore Fireworks Celebrations, without a doubt, is the climactic moment of the popular holiday and is considered one of the most elaborate and impressive fireworks displays ever seen. Both local and foreign fireworks teams put on shows over several different nights, making the Singaporean holiday one of the longest-running annual fireworks displays worldwide!
Malta International Fireworks – Malta
The last week of April is a significant time for the tiny island nation of Malta, as they put on one of the world’s most impressive fireworks displays– just because! In fact, several Maltese fireworks companies – and many Italian organizations – team up to produce the unmatchable spectacle. And although this practice hasn’t been going on for long, the Malta International Fireworks, as they like to call it, has already earned some recognition worldwide!
New Year’s Eve Fireworks – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Many can attest that the meteoric rise of Dubai city has made it a focal point for tourists and travelers from around the globe. For one, the city’s New Year’s Eve celebrations are not one to miss as it puts on one of the most impressive New Year’s Eve fireworks displays on the planet– and it’s surely about so much more than fireworks! Not only will you see the pyrotechnic wonders erupt all over the city, but you’ll also be awed by the show LED lights and laser beam displays happening simultaneously! Indeed, no expense is spared for this phenomenal event. If you love fireworks and an over-the-top light display, then make it a point to be in Dubai on December 31st.
Reveillon Fireworks Display – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
When talking about over-the-top New Year’s Eve celebrations, Rio de Janeiro is certainly not one to be left out. The city’s pure energy and fun fireworks display each year puts it at the peak of the list, with Copacabana Beach lighting up with the breathtaking Reveillon fireworks display. Only a few fireworks displays in the world can match this astonishing effort, where massive crowds are wowed without fail every year.
Guy Fawkes Night – England
November 5 is the Guy Fawkes Night celebration for the people of the United Kingdom. Also known as Bonfire Night, the special day is held to commemorate the failure of a plot to take down London’s Houses of Parliament– Guy Fawkes was one of the key conspirators– and fireworks are an integral part of the celebrations. In fact, there are massive fireworks displays around London and other major UK cities on this day.
Diwali – India
Starting mid-October to mid-November, people in and around India celebrate Diwali or the Festival of Lights. The Hindu ‘Festival of Lights’ unsurprisingly features lamps, candles, and fireworks rather heavily. The country’s fireworks displays are a significant part of the revelry, and you can bet some of the most awe-inspiring and majestic fireworks displays will be present during this window of time. Make it a point to experience true Diwali fireworks show if you’re planning to book a trip to India (after the pandemic, of course).
Independence Day Fireworks – Washington, D.C.
To say that Fourth of July is a big deal in New York City is an understatement. Through its thoroughly patriotic and dazzling fireworks, the city illuminates the skyline with flashes of red, white, and blue erupting above the Statue of Liberty and Coney Island. And we think most would agree that it’s only fitting that some of the best fireworks displays happen in the U.S. capital of Washington, D.C, yes? Nothing is more inspiring than watching breathtaking fireworks erupting over the Capitol Building and the Washington Monument amid thousands of other revelers. Make sure to grab a pint in one of the city’s many rooftop bars while you’re at it– try Berry Park in Brooklyn, which offers plenty of decking space and a selection of German and Belgian brews on tap!
Celebration of Light, Vancouver, Canada
If rousing music and ear-splitting bangs are your types of entertainment, then head over to Vancouver’s Celebration of Light and tick all those boxes!
The famous event, which attracts 1.4 million firework fanatics to the waterfront every year, is one of the city’s biggest celebrations which comprises three 25-minute displays on three different days in July.
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