Macao set to dazzle with fireworks contest

22 Aug 2019 / 12:44 H.

TO commemorate the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Macao Special Administrative Region and the 30th edition of the Macao International Fireworks Display, 12 world-class pyrotechnic teams have been invited to present a spectacular fireworks display.

The 30th Macao International Fireworks Display Contest will stage twelve fireworks shows on Sept 7, 13, 21, 28 and also on Oct 1 and 5. The fireworks contest will pit twelve teams from Malaysia, Philippines, Portugal, Korea, United Kingdom, Romania, South Africa, Canada, France, China, Japan and Australia against each other.

The fireworks companies from Malaysia and Australia will make their debut in Macao, while the other ten teams have joined the contest in Macao before, with seven of them returning home with titles. All the contestants boast rich experience and extraordinary artistry in the creation of fireworks shows.

The Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) is inviting local community organisations and enterprises to organise tourism activities that resonate with the Fireworks Contest. To date several arts inspired programmes have already been locked in, like the weekend programme of DIY workshops scheduled at Anim’Arte NAM VAN on every fireworks evening from Sept 7 to Oct 5.

While the 4th Macao International Lantern Festival will also be held along Anim’Arte NAM VAN and the Waterfront Promenade of One Central Macau and Wynn Macau (Avenida de Sagres) from Sept 7 to Oct 15. MGTO believes these activities will enable visitors and residents to enjoy the cultural and artistic ambience in Macao while enjoying the dazzling fireworks.

MGTO and the General Union of Neighbours Association of Macau will co-present the Fireworks Carnival next to the Macau Tower from 5pm. to 11pm on the six fireworks evenings. The carnival will be a confluence of culinary delights, performances, parent-and-child workshops and games.

The top three entries from last year’s Songwriting Contest will be presented on stage during the Fireworks Carnival.

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