The National Day fireworks display will light up Victoria Harbour on Friday night (October 1) to celebrate the 61st anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China. Starting at 9pm, over 23,800 fire shells will be discharged in the 23-minute display.
The display is sponsored by the Hong Kong and Kowloon Chiu Chow Public Association, and coordinated by the Home Affairs Bureau.
The fireworks display consists of nine scenes of different themes. The first scene entitled "A Unified Heart" features colourful and spectacular fireworks of "Red Sun", "Red Stars" and "Bauhinia" to celebrate the National Day. In Scene Five, the harmonious display of silver, green, red, golden and orange fireworks represents the theme of "A United World". The fireworks display reaches its climax at the last scene "Our Prosperous Motherland" with fast and rhythmic firing of shells in the last 60 seconds, wishing all the best to the home country.
The display can be seen from many vantage points on both sides of the harbour, including Tsim Sha Tsui, Mid-levels, Central District, Wan Chai, Causeway Bay and Hung Hom Bypass.
To bring their enjoyment to the full, viewers are invited to tune to Radio Television Hong Kong Radio Four (FM 97.6 - 98.9) for synchronised music.
People are urged to help keep public areas clean and to show respect for public property. They are also urged to show consideration in order to make the event a safe one.
Ends/Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Scene One: A Unified Heart.
Scene Nine: Our Prosperous Motherland.