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Thousands turn out for Geneva fireworks thrill


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Thousands turn out for Geneva fireworks thrill

The Geneva Festival has concluded with a spectacular musical fireworks display lasting nearly an hour.

It is one of the largest and most iconic in the world, attracting around half a million visitors every year. The show, which uses around 25,000 individual fireworks, takes months to prepare.

Pierre-Alain Beretta, the director and designer of the fireworks, said: “This year my challenge is to aim higher, to organise a show that is more beautiful than the last, more original, to always take pyrotechnics a step further. I learn more every year, which allows the show to evolve year by year.”

With nearly 150 free concerts on its four different stages and an equal number of food stalls, bars and restaurants serving international cuisine. This year’s guest of honor is Portugal a joyous and convivial community well integrated in Switzerland and Geneva life.

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