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Wednesday, September 13, 2017, 21:38
HK to hold fireworks display to mark National Day
By Xinhua
Wednesday, September 13, 2017, 21:38 By Xinhua

Fireworks are seen over the city skyline as part of China's National Day celebrations in Hong Kong on Oct 1, 2016. Hong Kong will hold a 23-minute fireworks display at the Victoria Harbor on Oct 1, 2017 to celebrate the 68th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China and the 20th anniversary of the city’s return to the motherland. (ISAAC LAWRENCE / AFP)

HONG KONG – Hong Kong will hold a 23-minute fireworks display at the Victoria Harbor on Oct 1 to celebrate the 68th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China and the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to the motherland.

The National Day fireworks display will have eight scenes with each one having its unique theme

The Hong Kong Commerce and Industry Associations (HKCIA) announced Wednesday that it will organize the fireworks display. Pyro Magic Multi-media Productions Ltd will produce it.

Chairman of the Hong Kong Commerce and Industry Associations Lo Kam-yam, who also chairs the fireworks display organizing committee, said the National Day fireworks display will have eight scenes with each one having its unique theme and fireworks synchronized to different background music.

The eight themes include "Set Sail," "Sail on," "Victorious Hands," "Journey" and "Love in Hong Kong," among others.

Wilson Mao, CEO of the Pyro Magic Multi-media Productions Ltd, said that the sixth scene – "Love in Hong Kong" – will display for the first time in Hong Kong a "3D heart" fireworks effect symbolizing a heart-to-heart bonding and building together a love-filled Hong Kong.

The CEO said that as the National Day and the Mid-Autumn Festival are close to each other this year, the fourth scene of the fireworks display, entitled "Journey," will depict homecoming reunion celebration for the Mid-Autumn Festival.

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With "golden magic ball" in the air resembling the moon in the sky and balls of various colors representing costumes of China's 56 ethnic groups, this scene symbolizes Hong Kong's celebration of the National Day and Mid-Autumn Festival with the motherland.

The Hong Kong Commerce and Industry Associations was incorporated in 1993.

Members of its member organizations are leaders of major economic, trade and industrial enterprises in Hong Kong.

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