10 Of The Most Breathtaking Firework Displays In The World

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This New Year’s Eve will be remembered, if not for anything else, for some of the most colorful and breathtaking firework displays ever conceived. While the tradition of firing chemicals into the air and blowing them up, in order to produce beautiful and astonishing pictures on the Eve of the New Year is currently deeply intertwined into our cultural consciousness, the truth is that there are extremely astounding firework displays all throughout the year and the globe, each for different occasion. Here we’ve gathered some of the most breathtaking fireworks displays and the amazing photographs that have managed to perfectly capture their glory.

Montreal International Fireworks Competition

One of the most infamous of firework competitions, the Montreal International Fireworks Competition is the place where you can enjoy 30 minute shows from teams all over the globe, which compete for an award for the best fireworks display.

Thunder Over Louisville Fireworks

The kick-off event for the infamous Kentucky Derby, Thunder Over Louisville always brings some of the most breathtaking fireworks displays.

Katakai Fireworks Festival, Japan

Even though the Kataki Fireworks Festival is held in just one day, it boasts a 3 hour long fireworks show, which is just a treat to watch.

Paris, France

With the Eiffel Tower giving the city a huge advantage when it comes to fireworks displays, Paris in France is the place where you can enjoy some of the world’s most astonishing firework shows.

Taipei 101 Fireworks

While Taipei 101 is not the tallest building in the world, its fireworks displays rival those of Dubai’s Burj Khalifa.

Palm Jumeirah and World Islands, Dubai

Holding the record for the biggest fireworks display, the artificial islands of palm Jumeirah and the World Islands in Dubai put on great fireworks shows, which are best seen from a helicopter.

Sydney, Australia at New Year’s Eve

Being one of the first cities around the world to enter the New Year, Sydney in Australia always holds astonishing firework displays above the Sydney Opera House each New Year’s Eve. Simply breathtaking!

Pohang International Fireworks Festival, South Korea

A nine day festival filled with fireworks, held in South Korea, the Pohang International Fireworks Festival is another place where you can enjoy amazing and breathtaking fireworks displays.

Burj Khalifa Fireworks

Currently being the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa Tower is a perfect spot for firework displays as shown by the picture above.

London, England at New Year’s Eve

With Big Ben and the London Eye creating the perfect architectural picture, London in England is another place where you can enjoy some of the world’s most breathtaking fireworks events.