Baby, You’re A Firework…

…Come on let your colors burst!  ~Katy Perry2016_Fireworks Competition The Netherlands

Did you know that the Netherlands – home to Douwe Egberts – has hosted an international fireworks competition for more than 30 years? The event, known as the Scheveningen International Fireworks Festival, draws tens of thousands of visitors from several countries. Scheveningen is a seaside town, outside The Hague, and shows take place after dark on the beach over 4 evenings. The celebration includes fire-eaters, jugglers, dancers and music groups strolling the boardwalk as part of this festival.

The rules of engagement are strict: Contestants all have the same budget, with 80% of their fireworks required to be produced in their own country. The display should take about 12 minutes. This year, last Friday and Saturday (12-13 Aug) and next Friday and Saturday are the nights of the shows. In addition to the Netherlands, Belgian, China, Spain, Germany, Italy, Poland and South Korea are all competing.

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