Maltese fireworks are among the best in the world. Here are the top 10 fireworks that you will see in the Maltese Islands.
This one is apparently the most common, so your chances of spotting it in the skies are pretty good. It’s “a spherical break of colored stars.
This is a variation of the Peony—the difference is that the stars leave a visible trail of sparks. To us, this looks like a fiber optic ball or those balls that you put your hand on to attract the current at science museums and the like.
We this one! It’s a lot like the Peony and its variations (the Chrysanthemum and the Dahlia), but it leaves trails of silver or gold stars that produce a weeping willow-ish outline.
It’s a compact little burst that falls down, well, like a horsetail. You might also hear this one referred to as a Waterfall Shell.
The shell bursts and then you see little squiggles of light squirming away from the main burst. The effect looks like fish swimming away. Or sperm. Whatever.
This one is fast-burning and bursts very hard, which makes the stars shoot out straight and flat. Basically, they look like lots of spider legs.
This one produces an effect that looks like a palm tree when it bursts. Some even have a thick tail that looks like a trunk.
Take lots of tic-tac-toe boards and cross them over each other haphazardly. That’s kind of what the crossette looks like. It’s usually accompanied by a loud crackling noise.
Named after a Japanese hairstyle, this one has a dense burst that leaves a glittery trail.
Tower of Light, Santa Marija Mqabba 2016
The St Mary Fireworks Factory won the first Malta International Fireworks Festival in 2006, the prestigious Caput Lucis Fireworks World Championship in Rome in 2007 and the National Mechanised Ground Fireworks Festival in 2010.
SANTA MARIJA 2016 – CLOSING – TOWER OF LIGHT