The inaugural Buddha’s Light Immersive Fireworks & Display will light up the night sky in and around Fed Square on Friday 19 May, 7:45PM and Saturday 20 May, 8:00PM. Featuring a finely choreographed and musically scored storyline and fireworks by renowned Foti International, the rich display will celebrate the birth of Buddha and the triumph of light over darkness.
Historically, fireworks are believed to have been invented in China around the second century B.C. Firecrackers are believed to have originated in the form of bamboo stalks whose hollow air pockets would burst into flames when they were overheated in a fire. Fireworks was an important part of most Chinese celebrations and it is believed that the fire and loud cracking noise will scare away evil spirits.
Using state-of-the-art pyrotechnic special-effects, vivid bursts of giant-sized lotus flowers interwoven with Buddhist motifs will produce a kaleidoscope of colour and light, bound to delight young and old.
Proudly sponsored by the David Yu Family Foundation, this display will be produced in collaboration with Foti International Fireworks, an 8th generation family-owned business and award winning producers of international displays including the annual Sydney Harbour New Year’s Eve Fireworks.