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Japan wins Macao International Fireworks contest

The Japanese team from Marutamaya Ogatsu Fireworks Co., won the 28th Macao International Fireworks Display Contest that ended on Saturday. The competition was held on September 3, 10, 15, 24 and October 1, featuring 10 teams from China, Canada, Italy, Japan, Portugal, Romania, South Korea, Switzerland, Thailand and the United Kingdom. China and Romania dedicated their last […]

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UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 5:45 am

The Japanese team from Marutamaya Ogatsu Fireworks Co., won the 28th Macao International Fireworks Display Contest that ended on Saturday.
The competition was held on September 3, 10, 15, 24 and October 1, featuring 10 teams from China, Canada, Italy, Japan, Portugal, Romania, South Korea, Switzerland, Thailand and the United Kingdom.
China and Romania dedicated their last fireworks on Saturday to the 67th Anniversary of the Founding of the People’s Republic of China under the theme “Celebration in the Sky”.
The contest cost 27.6 million patacas (US$ 3.45 million), a 15 per cent increase from last year.
Macau’s first pyrotechnic display competition was held in 1989 with five competing companies.
The fireworks industry was one of the backbones of the local economy in the 20th century.

UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 5:45 am

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