Tamaya!… Kagiya!

Fireworks in Japan have a long and interesting history. These are some of the facts I have found quite fascinating when it comes to this ancient culture and the use of pyrotechnics.  In the 17th century, feudal lords enjoyed boat rides that featured fireworks as...

Macau International Firework Competition Kicks Off

Yesterday, the “23rd Macau International Fireworks Display Contest” began in Macau, a special administrative region of China near Hong Kong. Running through October 1st, this firework competition will feature some of the best pyrotechnic teams from all...

Thames Festival Ends with Fireworks

This coming weekend, thousands of London residents are anticipated to head out to enjoy the Thames Festival. This yearly festival, sponsored by Barclaycard, the Mayor of London and Arts Council England, is a staple on the September social calendar and a great way to...

Fireworks At Las Fallas . . . You'll Have To Wait Until Spring

When I saw the name ‘Las Fallas’ for a firework show, I though that this must be a very seasonally timed firework display for the autumn months ahead. However, I was wrong! Las Fallas (aka: Fallas de Valencia) is actually a festival held every year from March 15 –...

When a Barge Isn't Just a Barge

This picture might not look like much, but it’s actually a ton of fireworks waiting on a barge out in the middle of a river. With just the mere lighting of a fuse, these fireworks will delight a crowd with a spectacular showcase of colorful overheat bursts....