Excerpt: Check out what all the things you may expect in the Pattaya International Firework Festival and how you can enjoy the grand festival of international firework?
Pattaya International Firework Festival is one of the most distinctive and exciting festivals in the world that possesses an immense display of fireworks. The celebration of the Pattaya International Firework Festival is too grand that it will captivate millions of people around the globe. Generally, it is kind of an international battle of fireworks between several countries. Every country that participates in the Pattaya International Firework Festival, exhibits the most synchronised and amazing fireworks that will leave you awe-struck with every sparkle in the sky. The country with the most amazing and awe-striking fireworks wins the battle.
Besides, the Pattaya International Firework Festival is not just about the fireworks only. Instead, you will find a full- fledged package of fun, music, traditional dances, concerts and entertainment throughout the festival. The firework festival lasts for two days, and every year, more than 100, 000 spectators attend the Pattaya International Firework Festival. On the first day, every country that participates in the festival displays a sample of how their fireworks are going to be. And, on the second day of the event, they display their firework show for 45 minutes straight. This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the festival is limited to domestic participants of Thailand only. Let us take a look at a brief history and the reasons behind celebrating this wonderful firework festival at a grand level every year.
The History of Pattaya International Firework Festival
Every year, Pattaya International Firework Festival is organised to celebrate the birthday and the reign of an ancient King of Thailand, Bhumibil Adulyadej. The festival is celebrated on the last weekend (Saturday and Sunday) of November every year. A decade ago, the Government of Thailand and the Ministry of Defence, Thailand used to fund the whole festival, and it used to be a 2-year competition. When the Government of Thailand and the Ministry of Defence, Thailand removed the funding, the organisers of the Pattaya International Firework Festival did not have the financial resources to compete at a large level. However, considering the popularity, significance and the financial benefits of the Pattaya International Firework Festival to the economy of Pattaya and Chonburi Province, the organisers decided to continue with the festival afterwards.
What You May Expect in the Pattaya International Firework Festival
Pattaya is, anyway, among the most lively and amazing cities in the world that offers tons of incredible reasons and experiences to take a tour of the city at least once in your lifetime. Pattaya has a large number of beaches that are quite famous throughout the world, popular markets, wildlife, gardens, cultural shows and what not. The celebration of the Pattaya International Firework Festival in the city adds the icing on the cake.
The Pattaya International Firework Festival starts during the Sunset, however, we suggest you reach the venue early to find the best place to spectate and enjoy the event early. The reason being is that in Pattaya, one rarely misses the event and the popularity of the Pattaya International Firework Festival is so huge that people from across the country and even the world visit Pattaya to attend the event. Consequently, the event is often packed and crowded. Therefore, you should look for the most suitable place for yourself to have a comfortable view. You may expect the even to begin sometime around 5 PM, however, the actual firework, for which you have travelled to miles, starts around 8 PM.
The competition between the countries that have participated in the Pattaya International Firework Festival starts with 20 minutes of the fireworks display. During the entire even, the sky turns into some beautiful and implausible canvas where the participating countries and their firework artists showcase their talent and give you an astonishing view of their magnificent demonstration of fireworks. As mentioned above, the first day of the festival is all about showing the preview of what you are going to spectate on the second and final day of the event.
On the second day of the event, the actual competition starts. The participating countries, on the second day, compete with their opponents with their full potential. Every country is given 45 minutes each to display their firework. And in these 45 minutes, the participating countries and their firework artists blow the minds of the spectators with their mesmerising firework display. Not just it, you will also get the delight of the traditional Thai music and dance along with the flamboyant DJs. The Pattaya International Firework Festival gives you an incredible experience of your life that you will cherish for life.
For those who are planning to visit the festival for the first time, it is always good to be familiar with the surroundings and, of course, the rules and regulations of the event. Therefore, here we are sharing with you a list of dos and don’ts so that you can get the best out of the event and enjoy the Pattaya International Firework Festival to the fullest.
Pattaya International Firework Festival Dos and Don’ts
What all the things that are allowed in the Pattaya International Firework Festival
You may, and you must carry a camera to shoot and record the spellbinding fireworks all over the sky right above your head. It is an incredible view that you would love to watch again and again.
Since the Pattaya International Firework Festival is quite grand, you must maintain a safe distance from the fireworks to have the pleasure of the staggering fireworks without risking your personal security.
In place of carrying your own vehicle, you should hire a taxi or other public vehicle as there are fewer chances that you would find a parking spot for your vehicle. Besides, even if you get the parking spot, there will be tons of other vehicles parked on the same spot that will make it difficult for you to get your vehicle out from the event.
You may spectate the demonstration of the hypnotic fireworks from the bars and other eateries. However, you should check the reservation fee and other charges beforehand.
Since Pattaya International Firework Festival is a grand event, you will find tons of artisans, street food vendors and other local shoppers with cool handicrafts, attires, massages and Thai souvenirs etc. You must try them to make the whole event more pleasurable and entertaining for you.
What all the things that are either not allowed or you should avoid in the Pattaya International Firework Festival
The first and foremost thing to keep in mind is that it is quite a crowded place during the festival. Therefore, you must take care of your personal belongings.
Try to hire a taxi rather than your own vehicle as you might have to bear the pain of not getting the spot for parking and facing challenges to park your vehicle.
If you are an international tourist in Thailand, you must not carry your passport to the Pattaya International Firework Festival as you might end up getting in a lot of trouble if you lose your passport.
You should not carry a lot of cash or luggage to the Pattaya International Firework Festival.
Alcoholic beverages are easily available in the Pattaya International Firework Festival. You may take a few drinks if you really wish to. However, if you are alone, you should avoid over drinking as it may get you in trouble. Considering the fact there will be thousands of random people from across the world, you might not want to invite unnecessary trouble.
Just be safe and enjoy the grand celebration of the Pattaya International Firework Festival!