If you like firewo… wait, who doesn’t like fireworks? It seems almost impossible not to be entertained and exhilarated by those colorful explosions in the sky. If your city’s colorful explosions a couple of times a year aren’t enough, there are plenty of other whizzes and bangs worldwide. Below we listed some of the most creative exhibitions of fireworks around the world.
1. Guy Fawkes Night in London, United Kingdom
One of, if not the, coolest bonfires in the world happens in the United Kingdom on November 5. Guy Fawkes was one of the key conspirators in a plot to take down London’s Houses of Parliament, and hence every year thousands of people celebrate the day to commemorate the nation’s resistance and the failure of the plot. Guy Fawkes Night is known for its iconic bonfire and extravagant displays of fireworks in all major UK cities.
2. Chinese New Year in Hong Kong
If you want to experience the phenomenon first-hand right where it was actually invented, plan your trip to China during the Chinese New Year week. The Chinese invented fireworks in the medieval age with an aim of scaring away evil spirits, yet they’re still among the top five in the world when it comes to firework displays. Around 30,000 fireworks are set off from four barges across the Victoria Harbour, hence the spectacular show can be seen from both the Kowloon and Hong Kong island sides. And for an alternative view of the light show, take a night harbor tour on a traditional junk boat.
3. New Year’s Eve in Sydney, Australia
If you ever wanted to visit the Land Down Under, you should consider celebrating New Year’s here, since Sydney has some of the most amazing fireworks in the world, and it’s one of the first cities to enter the new year. You can get Sydney New Years Eve 2019 tickets, and start the next year in this stunning city. Then, during the day, you can also see some of the city’s most popular attractions, like the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge. Or, you can use public transport and visit the local zoo and the famous Botanic Gardens. Sydney, in general, has much to offer, so even though the fireworks might bring you here for the first time, you’re bound to find plenty of reasons to come back to this beautiful city.
4. Independence Day in New York, United States
If you’re lucky to be in the States during the Fourth of July, you will not only enjoy gallons of beers and delicious barbecue, but stunning fireworks as well. There are firework shows in every major city across the United States to celebrate the most important holiday of the Promised Land, Independence Day. However, arguably the best and the biggest display is in New York City. Macy’s Firework Spectacular in New York uses over 75,000 fireworks shells in more than 20 different colors, and as its name suggests, the view is breathtaking. They shoot up to three times the height of the Statue of Liberty, meaning you can basically enjoy the view from wherever you happen to be in the city at the time.
5. National Day in Singapore
First of all, if it isn’t there already, make sure to add this charming city-state to your travel bucket list. Whether you’d like to lie in the lap of luxury, shop till you drop or explore modern art and architecture first-hand, Singapore is the place to go. Moreover, if you pick the beginning of August for your visit, you’ll witness the most climactic moment of the popular holiday marking Singapore’s independence from Malaysia, in the form of impressive firework displays.
If you’re a sucker for celebrations, adrenaline and some colorful bursts in the sky, take note of the list we shared above and pick your favorite out of the top five best locations and occasions for firework displays around the world!