VANCOUVER — Striking colours were accompanied on the sounds of music as Da Nang fireworks sparkled in the Canadian sky at the opening of the 2012 Honda Celebration of Light Fireworks Festival in Vancouver last Saturday. The 25-minute performance was divided into four parts: Country and People of Viet Nam, Country and People of Canada, Similarities of Da Nang and Vancouver; and Viet Nam-Canada: Co-operation for Development.
The festival is a major annual event in Vancouver and the world's biggest coastal fireworks festival, attracting around 400,000 viewers to each performance. This was the Da Nang team's first trip abroad for an international fireworks festival. Other participating countries in the week-long event were Brazil and Italy.-VNS