1. New Year’s Eve Fireworks – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
New Year’s Eve is the most obvious night for experiencing fireworks – no matter where you are in the world you’ll be able to enjoy colourful crackles all around. If you do want to be somewhere with a breath-taking display, you need to find yourself under the world’s largest building, Burj Kalifa.
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Guy Fawkes Night – The UK
Our beloved Bonfire Night also makes it into the list. The whole country is swept with bigger and better fireworks displays – you have official ceremonies as well as private parties celebrating how the mother of all parliaments once nearly got blown to smithereens. Here’s an example of Guy Fawkes Night fireworks from London last year:
4. Thunder Over Louisville – Louisville, the US
The Kentucky Derby is worth experiencing – the city of Louisville is full of a carnival atmosphere and sporting excellence. It’s also home to a great fireworks display that witnesses over 60 tons of fireworks blown up in the span of 28 minutes.
5. Fourth of July Fireworks – Washington DC, the US
Americans know how to put on a show and they go above and beyond themselves when it comes to their Independence Day (4th of July). What better place to catch the event than in the capital city. Washington DC will see hundreds of thousand people flock near the Capital Building to experience some fantastic fireworks and a joyous atmosphere – and burgers, there will be lots of burgers.
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Montreal Fireworks Competition – Montreal, Canada
The Montreal Fireworks Competition is the largest of its kind. The event lasts for a whole month, so you get to enjoy plenty of stunning displays during it. Fireworks companies across the globe compete by creating 30-minute displays, with the winner taking home the Jupiter award. Here’s a taster by a Swizz company that took part in the competition last year.
8. Malta International Fireworks – Valletta, Malta
The tiny European island of Malta is host to another stunning fireworks competition. Six firework groups around the world compete by putting up a show combining fireworks and music. You can read about the show a bit more right here.
9. Chinese New Year – China and around the world
China is the birthplace of the fireworks, with the country producing most of today’s favourite fireworks. It’s no wonder then the Chinese know how to organise a great display and what better time to do it then the Chinese New Year. You don’t even have to travel to China to experience this, as most Chinatowns around the world lit up the night sky. Here’s what New York put up this year to mark the occasion:
10. PL Art of Fireworks – Osaka,