The National Day fireworks display will light up Victoria Harbour tomorrow (October 1) to celebrate the 62nd anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China. Starting at 9pm, 31,888 firing shells will be discharged in the 23-minute display.
The display is sponsored by the Hong Kong Federation of Fujian Associations and co-ordinated by the Home Affairs Bureau.
The fireworks display consists of nine scenes of different themes. The first scene will feature colourful fireworks of smiling faces and the Chinese characters for "China, October 1" to celebrate the National Day. In scene six, an attractive display of willows and chrysanthemums in different colours will fill the sky with brilliant light. The fireworks display will reach its climax in the last scene with fast and rhythmic firing of shells for 52 seconds in gorgeous colours of red, yellow, green and purple.
The display can be seen from many vantage points on both sides of the harbour, including Tsim Sha Tsui, the Mid-levels, Central District, Wan Chai, Causeway Bay and the Hung Hom Bypass.
To make the display even more enjoyable, 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/Friday, September 30, 2011
Scene one features colourful fireworks of smiling faces and the Chinese characters for "China, October 1" to celebrate the National Day.
Scene nine features fast and rhythmic firing of shells for 52 seconds in gorgeous colours.