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2001 -07 -31 [Back]
XIII Macau International Fireworks Display Contest (Translation)

Macau International Fireworks Display Contest, the world most illustrious, will be held at the Sai Van Lake on September 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd and October 1st of this year. The contest will be a match between ten international teams.

With Mid-Autumn Festival coming up, the sky of Macau will be lit up by breathtaking fireworks. The Macau International Fireworks Display Contest, organized by Macau Government Tourist Office of Macau Special Administrative Region and sponsored by Sociedade de Turismo e Diversões de Macau, has always been a colossal event.

The ten teams participating in the 13th Macau International Fireworks Display Contest are from the Philippines, South Korea, Australia, Thailand, Portugal, Taiwan, United Kingdom, Japan, China and Switzerland, each possessing their own uniqueness. Teams from Thailand, South Korea, Portugal and Switzerland have participated in the previous Fireworks Display Contests and have gotten rave results.

All participating teams have excellent experience and in no doubt that they will bring tremendous amazement to spectators; adding more colors to the festivities as this year, the National Day of the People's Republic of China and Mid-Autumn Festival fall on the same day. This annual event is expected to attract an influx of tourists and local residents while boosting Macau’s tourism industry and increasing its exposure.

The Macau International Fireworks Display Contest first started in 1989, at the time only five teams were in the league including Portugal, China, Japan and Taiwan. Until 1995, the event has gained its fame and from the original 5-team contest tote up to ten teams, with two different teams showing their talent each night.

For the past 12 years, a total of over 50 international teams had taken part in the Macau International Fireworks Display Contest. The Macau Government Tourist Office have always been working hard to advance this event’s status and reputation internationally, having the vision to bring about the world most prominent International Fireworks Display.

The best places to watch the action are from the waterfront of Taipa and the shores of Macau's Nam Van Lakes.


1st September
21:00 PHILIPPINES, Starmaker, Inc.
22:00 KOREA, Hanwha Corporation

8th September
21:00 AUSTRALIA, Fireworks Australia
22:00 THAILAND, Thailand Fireworks

15th September
21:00 PORTUGAL, Pirotecnia Minhota
22:00 TAIWAN, Yung Feng Fireworks

22nd September
21:00 UNITED KINGDOM, Jubilee Fireworks
22:00 JAPAN, Takagi Fireworks

1st October
21:00 CHINA, Hunan Firecracker & Fireworks
22:00 SWITZERLAND, Hirt & Co. Fireworks