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Fireworks fest continues in central Vietnam with mesmerizing shows

By Dong Duong   May 22, 2017 | 01:26 pm GMT+7

Pyro teams from Japan and Switzerland competed as the Da Nang International Fireworks Festival resumed during the weekend.

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Fireworks explode over the Han River in Da Nang, a popular resort town in central Vietnam.

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The theme of the performances is “earth,” one of the five elements of nature according to Asian beliefs.

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Artists from Japan’s Tamaya Kitahara Fireworks Company creates a show inspired by the universe with planets and stars.

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Fireworks from the Sugyp SA team from Switzerland

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The two-month festival started on April 30 with performances from Austrian and Vietnamese artists, inspired by the “fire” element.

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The festival will continue with more teams from Australia, China, France, Italy, the U.K. and the U.S. on the weekend nights of May 27, June 3 and 24, inspired by other elements metal, water and wood. There are also street art and food events.

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“We got to indulge in all the splendid colors and vibrant sounds,” Huynh Van Hung, director of Da Nang’s culture department, said of the weekend performances.