The International Fireworks Festival will be held this year between 22nd May and 24th May.
More details at http://www.ifaorg.com/en/
"Fireworks are a pleasing gem in Chinese culture that offers a sense of beautity beyond comparison with their spectacular sights, infinite connotations, and poetic appeal. Liuyang, China’s “capital of fireworks" and the permanent seat of the headquarters of the International Fireworks Association, has held eight successive China (Liuyang) International Fireworks Festivals with flying colors, which has made it world-famous. In order to further promote the fireworks culture and to enhance economic and trade exchanges and corporations at home and abroad, Liuyang is going to hold the Ninth China (Liuyang) International Fireworks Festival and Chinese Fireworks Industry Exposition on the beautiful Liuyang River from 22nd to 24th May, 2009. Built round the theme of “Light the Dreams, Bless the Motherland", this festival will consist of a grand fireworks evening, the third international musical fireworks competition, daylight fireworks performance, fireworks trade exposition and conference, an exhibition of new kinds of fireworks, the list of the Top 60 fireworks companies, the election of the Chinese Fireworks Angel, and so on. At that cheerful moment, with the most advanced fireworks, most exquisite display technique and most artful arrangement, the Liuyang fireworks companies will sing and dance with all the people to present the most honest paean to our motherland to celebrate her 60th anniversary.
We hereby extend to you our sincere invitation, in the hope of getting together with you in colorful Liuyang in this romantic May time."