Citizens and visitors of Danang are preparing for what is sure to be another awesome fireworks show. On March 27th and 28th 2010, the city will host the International Fireworks Competition. This will mark the third time that Danang has hosted the event.
Last year’s festivities saw a team from China win the competition against Spain, Philippines, Australia and the hosts Vietnam. The highlight of the Chinese performance was its firework heart display accompanied by a romantic musical piece. All the other countries also out up magnificent performances and it was quite a shame that only one winner can be picked.
The theme for this year’s competition is “Legend of the Han River”. Through a careful selection process, participating teams were handpicked from France, Portugal, the US and the host country. These teams have been responsible for many fireworks displays at prestigious international events and have won numerous competitions from around the world.
Each team has about 20 minutes to put up a choreographed show consisting of music and fireworks in an art form called Pyro-Musical Synchronization. Judges will watch for concept design, mood, color usage and integration as a basis for determining the winner. Spectators will be able to watch the show from two 30,000 seat grand stands that has been purposely built for this event. The city’s many restaurants and hotel balconies are also great spots to watch the show. City officials estimate that over 500,000 spectators will fill the streets of Danang for the event.
The International Fireworks Competition will be the main attraction commemorating Danang’s 35th year of liberation. In addition to this, Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung chose this and seven other nationwide events as showpieces celebrating Hanoi’s 1,000th anniversary.
In addition to the fireworks show, there will also be flower garlands and art exhibitions. The beach will be alive with activities and the skies filled with kites and colored lanterns cumulating into one truly festive atmosphere.
If you would like to see a truly world class fireworks display and be part of a truly jovial environment in Vietnam, then you should head over to Danang during the mentioned dates. While in Danang, you can stay at the Furama Resort Danang. Boasting excellent service and charming hospitality, it is the perfect beach resort blending traditional Vietnamese design with French colonial accents. You may also visit nearby attractions with A Day Hoi An and My Son day trip. March and April are great times for a beach break at Hoi An and you can also learn a bit about Champa history and culture by visiting the ruins at My Son. You may also contact us if you have any questions about the fireworks festival or would like to tweak any of our Vietnam tours to fit your needs and schedule.
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