Topic: Spring Festival 2009
Fireworks make Pazhou Convention and Exhibition Center more splendid.
Fireworks reflected the whole White Swan Pond River.
Flowers put thousands of trees, and stars fall like rain. On the first night of New Year’s Day, by the Pearl River, a grand fireworks show lit up the night sky in Yangcheng and people’s faces. This year’s New Year Fireworks Gala in Guangzhou set off a total of 200,000 fireworks, sending warm wishes to the citizens. Members of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and Wang Yang, secretary of Guangdong Provincial Party Committee, and Zhu Xiaodan, member of the Standing Committee of the Provincial Party Committee and secretary of Guangzhou Municipal Party Committee, were at the edge of White Swan Pond, enjoying with the citizens.
Last night, from 8: 30 to 9: 00, fireworks were lit at the same time at two discharge points on the river surface of White Swan Pond River and Pazhou Exhibition Hall. This year’s Guangzhou Fireworks Gala is divided into four movements: "Five Blessingg Golden Bull He Xinchun", "Splendid Flower City Full of Spring", "Vibrant Guangzhou Welcomes the Asian Games" and "Harmonious Prosperity and Prosperity". The creative design closely follows the theme of the Spring Festival, reflecting the fervent feelings of Guangzhou citizens in celebrating the 2009 Spring Festival, celebrating the 60th birthday of the motherland and looking forward to the 2010 Asian Games.
The fireworks set off this year are novel and unique. Many fireworks displays that surprised the world at the opening and closing ceremonies of the Beijing Olympic Games gathered in Guangzhou yesterday, running through the whole party.
In order to allow more citizens to watch the fireworks display at close range, Guangzhou set up two discharge points for the first time this year. White Swan Pond Riverside Exhibition Hall and Pazhou Exhibition Hall have the same content for the two discharges on the river surface, and the discharge time is 30 minutes. According to statistics, nearly 400,000 citizens went to the two discharge points to watch it last night.
The public marveled that this year’s fireworks were "innovative"
Flowers put thousands of trees, and stars fall like rain. On the first night of the first lunar month, by the Pearl River, a grand fireworks lit up the night sky in Yangcheng and people’s faces. Last night, a total of 200,000 fireworks were set off at the fireworks show in Guangzhou, sending warm wishes to the citizens.
In the beautiful White Swan Pond fireworks display area, six 600-ton cargo ships are used as the display platform, and six high-altitude fireworks display points, 12 hollow art fireworks display points and low-altitude stunt fireworks display points are set up, with the fireworks screen reaching 1,500 square meters. Tens of thousands of fireworks are fired in unison, like huge waves, with a surge of spring tides and a magnificent momentum of passion.
This year’s fireworks are novel and unique. Special effects fireworks "Orange Flash", mid-low altitude artistic modeling fireworks "Dove of Peace", "Flash Golden Bridge", "Rainbow Bridge", "Open the door to see happiness", high altitude fireworks "Kapok Blossom", "Thunderbolt Golden Crown", "Colorful Five Rings" and "Xiangyun" made new appearances. The unique effect of "three-dimensional fireworks" makes people sigh at the wonder of fireworks, and the "big flash" that suddenly disappears runs through the whole fireworks level. At the opening and closing ceremonies of the Beijing Olympic Games, new ideas ran through the fireworks show yesterday, and the audience at the scene said that this year’s fireworks were "innovative".
It began to drizzle in Guangzhou yesterday afternoon, but the cold rain did not seem to affect the public’s enthusiasm for watching the New Year fireworks show. At 6 o’clock last night, many citizens braved the drizzle and gathered on the banks of the Pearl River in Pazhou. Many citizens said that Pazhou area is very suitable for watching fireworks because of its open space and convenient transportation. It is "very enjoyable" to watch the fireworks show here. On the Shamian River facing the White Swan Pond River, many citizens came to "occupy the position" early in the morning, and the seats on the riverside of the White Swan Hotel had been booked a month ago. Mr. Zhang, a citizen, said: "Watching fireworks in the rain, don’t have a taste."
Link: 11 coast guard boat "Pearl River Fireworks"
Last night, the Guangzhou Spring Festival fireworks show was lit at the same time in White Swan Pond and Pazhou River. The maritime department dispatched 11 coast guard boat ships and more than 40 maritime law enforcement officers to maintain the safety of water traffic order.
Fifteen minutes after the fireworks display, the maritime patrol boat of the Inner Harbor Marine Department will arrange for the Pearl River boat to leave first, and other ships will be allowed to pass later.