The 28th Macau International
Fireworks Display Contest will be held above the sea area across
Macau Tower on 3, 10, 15, 24 September and 1 October 2016.
The themes of the fireworks nights
include “Pyro Fantasia”, “Tribute to Bond”, “Mid-Autumn Harmony”,
“Stars from afar” and “Celebration in the Sky”.
total of ten teams that will compete in the contest this year are from: Thailand, Portugal,
United Kingdom, Switzerland, Japan, Korea, Italy, Canada, Romania
This is the first time for the contest to feature a
team from Romania, while the Canadian company is
making its debut in Macau.
The Japanese and Korean teams will
present their fireworks shows on 15 September, the Mid-Autumn
Festival, whereas the teams from Romania and China will come on
stage on 1 October, National Day.
Established in Canada in 1999, Feu d’artifice Orion stages more
than 80 fireworks shows over the province of Québec and the world
annually, including various displays in celebration of Québec’s
National Holiday and Canada Day. In 2015, the company won the
first prize in the World Championship in Blackpool, England.
contest’s first Romanian team, Pyro-Technic Transilvania Ltd. was
founded in 1998 and organizes over 250 fireworks shows for major
festivities and prestigious sports events in Romania every year. In 2006, the company won the championship in the Romanian National
The other eight teams all shined in the
contest in Macau before, with several of them ranking among the
Based in Portugal, Macedos Pirotecnia, Lda has joined the
contest four times in the past and won the first prize in the 12th
edition. Boasting over 80 years’ pyrotechnic experience, the
Portuguese company once presented the then biggest fireworks
display in the world for New Year Eve on Madeira Island in 2006,
an achievement recognized by the Guinness World Records, and held
the record until 2012.
Second-prize winner in the 12th Macau
International Fireworks Display Contest, the British company Pyro
2000 stages fireworks displays in the world-famous Royal
Edinburgh Military Tattoo in Scotland each year. Specialized in
orchestrating fireworks displays to live music performance, Pyro
2000 is among the key players of musical fireworks displays
in the United Kingdom.
Established in Switzerland in 1967, SUGYP
SA displays in over 250 fireworks shows across Switzerland and the
world every year, and won the third prize in the 25th Macau
International Fireworks Display Contest.
Coming from Japan, Marutamaya Ogatsu Fireworks won the first and third
prizes in the 5th and 19th editions of the contest in Macau
before. Taking pride in its over 150 years’ experience in
pyrotechnics, the Japanese company is set to enthrall its audience
with unforgettable fireworks displays in “Edo-Tokyo style”, which
combines modern innovation of Tokyo and traditional techniques of
pyrotechnic craft dating from the Edo period in Japanese history.
Based in Hunan Province, famed as the “Hometown of firecrackers”
in China, Hunan Jingtai Fireworks Co., Inc. has been manufacturing
fireworks for over three decades and exporting its products to
Asia, Europe, North America and other parts of the world. Taking
the Macau contest’s championship back home the year before, the
company now comes back to compete against other teams.
the rest of the teams, Thailand Fireworks, Daehan Fireworks Co.
from Korea and Orzella Fireworks from Italy all joined the Macau
Music and Laser
the teams have again been asked to choreograph their fireworks
displays to both music and laser light projections, not only to
bring out their display’s theme and character but also to present
a light and sound spectacular.
Spectators can enjoy the fireworks
shows live broadcast on TDM – Macau TV Channel with their
background music streaming from TDM - Radio Macau's Chinese
Channel (FM 100.7) as well every scheduled evening.
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