National Day Fireworks Display to be held at 9pm on October 1

     The National Day Fireworks Display will light up the sky over Victoria Harbour at 9pm on Sunday (October 1) to celebrate the 74th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China. It is also one of the events of the Night Vibes Hong Kong campaign.
     A total of 31 888 firing shells will be discharged from three barges and six pontoons in an approximately 23-minute extravaganza. The event is co-ordinated by the Culture, Sports and Tourism Bureau, and is jointly sponsored by HKT Limited and FWD Life Insurance Company (Bermuda) Limited.
     The theme of the fireworks display is wishing prosperity for all businesses, with an even brighter future for the city, in addition to celebrating National Day. The fireworks display will consist of eight scenes. Highlights include the first scene, "Together on National Day with Jubilant Fireworks", which will depict images of red hearts complemented by peonies to wish everyone well. In the second scene, "Hello Hong Kong, Happy Hong Kong", elements of smiling faces and the bauhinia will appear, while the sixth scene, "Rooted in China, Advancing as One", features red five-pointed stars accompanied by flourishes of different colour combinations. The fireworks display will reach its climax in the last scene, "Prospering Nation, Blessings for Hong Kong", with fireworks resembling a crown and palm brocades, along with alternating red and sparkling fireworks, symbolising the prosperity of the nation and blessings for Hong Kong.
     The display can be seen from many vantage points on both sides of the harbour including Tsim Sha Tsui, the Mid-Levels, Central, Wan Chai, Causeway Bay and the Hung Hom Bypass.
     To present the fireworks display in a more enjoyable way, viewers are invited to tune into Radio Television Hong Kong Radio 4 (FM 97.6 to 98.9) for synchronised music.
     Citizens are urged to help keep public areas clean and to show respect for public property. They are also urged to show consideration to others to make the event a safe one.

Ends/Thursday, September 28, 2023
Issued at HKT 14:45