Where in the World is Malta?

Malta, an island located in the Mediterranean Sea, is a state in the European Union.

Why does this matter and what does it have to do with fireworks, you ask?

Malta is a rich culture that thrives on festivals, feasts and celebrations.  What goes better with a celebration than fireworks??  Not only do fireworks just happen to be a great addition to liveliness of this island, but they play an important role in the history.  The making and use of pyrotechnics in Malta dates back to the Middle Ages.  They have been celebrating special events such, as the election of a new Pope or the birth of a prince with fireworks display for centuries.  This weekend marks the 10th Anniversary of Malta joining the European Union, which of course they will be celebrating in conjunction with the 13th annual edition of the Malta International Fireworks Festival.

The Malta International Fireworks Festival starts today and features firework displays from local and international competitors. The displays are beautifully choreographed along the Grand Harbour.  It will end with Grand Finale displays on April 30th.   Check out these sites for more information about this spectacular festival.

http://www.maltafireworksfestival.com/
http://www.visitmalta.com/en/miff

Fright Night 2014

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Melrose Pyrotechnics is proud to announce that on July 19th, 2014 we will be returning to Montreal, Canada where we will compete in the 30th edition of L’International des Feux Loto-Quebec, the largest and most prestigious pyrotechnics competition worldwide.
This will be our third time competing in L’International des Feux Loto-Quebec. In 2006, we were awarded the Gold Jupiter for our display entitled “Curtain Call” and in 2009, we won the Bronze Jupiter with our display “Reel Love.”
Melrose Pyrotechnics is thrilled to return to La Ronde and present Fright Night, an absolutely unique and terrifying family-friendly experience with witches, monsters, ghosts, and goblins all booming in the sky! With an absolutely unique and original performance, we will be filling the night sky over La Ronde with our impressive collection of fireworks devices designed and manufactured from around the world, all perfectly choreographed to accompany the frighteningly fun music of our Fright Night display. It is sure to be a delightfully scary good time. Be sure to follow us on our facebook page for exciting updates on our display, including surprise multimedia experiences and photos all leading up to our Fright Night performance.

Welcome to Liuyang, China

Boom goes the fireworks!!!

Ever wonder where fireworks were born?

Liuyang, China is the world’s largest manufacturer of fireworks and the birthplace of fireworks.  China alone produces 90% of the global fireworks supply and the city of Liuyang is at the center, producing 60% of China’s annual pyrotechnic exports.  Whether they are building large professional display shells, making black powder, or producing firecrackers and bottle rockets for consumer use, several factories are tucked away in the hills of Liuyang.  While the outskirts of the city are filled with factories actually manufacturing fireworks, the inner city has companies that produce the machinery needed to keep fireworks operations running.  This industry rules this Chinese city and the people are proud of that.  There is even a museum in the center of the city strictly dedicated to fireworks.  They are truly a way of life for the citizens of Liuyang.

For more information check out this great

CNN Travel Article!