After the excellent performances in the Olympic Games, Liuyang fireworks are striving for a new Guinness World Record in China International Firework Festival scheduled in May as the largest national flag formed with fireworks across the world.
In the press conference held on April 9th, Liang Zhong, the mayor of Liuyang County and organizing director of firework festival, gave a vivid and lifelike description of how would the record come into being: On the evening of May 21st, on the bank of Liuyang River, Liuyang fireworks producers would create a firework flag with special fireworks ( 42meters×28meters). After pressing the electric ignition button, the firework flag would rise up slowly amid the majestic national anthem. Then a sea of golden sunflowers would chop out under the Five-Starred Red Flag. Once it hits a success, it will be the largest firework flag in the world.
Apart from the firework flag, during the firework festival, Liuyang will demonstrate firework products and give a firework display with performances in the daylight, which includes the new products after Beijing Olympic Games, and some of the fireworks are exclusively designed for the 60th anniversary of National Day or for the London Olympic Games.
In addition, China Firework Industry Expo will be held during the China International Firework Festival, exhibiting the most avant-garde, the most creative and the most distinctive firework new materials, new technologies and new products.
Yi Jialiang, secretary of Liuyang City CPC Committee told the reporter that organizing this firework festival in the global economic slowdown was to boost domestic confidence, expand domestic market and enhance foreign trade. In this way, this firework festival highlights the principle of "trade" to combine firework festival with industry Expo, setting up a stage of economic and commercial talks. Rolling setting off new fireworks and ordering into one, it will open a window of sample procurement. Hosting Global Firework Industry Financing International Summit, it will connect international capital and firework industry.
It is reported that since 1990s, Liuyang has hosted eight international firework festivals in succession. China (Liuyang) International Firework Festival has become the world largest international firework pageant with the perfect organization and the most far-reaching influence. In 2008, the output of Liuyang firework industrial cluster shot up to 10.07 billion, boasting as the universally-recognized largest producer and distributor of fireworks.
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