2008 HSBC Celebration of Light

The HSBC Celebration of Light (originally known as the Symphony of Fire) is a yearly summer fireworks event. This international pyro-musical fireworks competition has attracted the world’s leading fireworks designers and is seen as a highly prestigious event. The fireworks festival creates an exciting arena where spectators can enjoy each country’s representatives unveil their latest techniques and use the most innovative fireworks materials as they compete to be crowned the winner.

Most people coming to the fireworks on English Bay make it an all day event because of the huge amount of people showing up. You need to get there really early in order to get a good spot to view the show. Fortunately for us, we have a friend who lived in a condo that directly over look the fireworks. The Celebration of Light started with a display by Canada. The USA is up on Saturday and China will take the stage next Wednesday. The Grand Finale, with all countries performing, will be held on Saturday August 2nd.