Video from 248AM Blog, KTV1 and YouTube
Kuwait Times article [link]. Kuwait yesterday marked the golden jubilee of its constitution with a spectacular KD 4.16-million ($15-million) fireworks display which earned the state a place in the Guinness Book of World Records. “I am happy to verify that with 77,282 fireworks, a new Guinness world record has been set tonight” in Kuwait City, a representative of Guinness World Records announced on Kuwait television at the end of the display.
Tens of thousands of Kuwaitis and expatriates filled the seaside Arabian Gulf Road where the one-hour fireworks and laser display was staged to mark the 50th anniversary of the constitution. On Nov 11, 1962, the late Amir Sheikh Abdullah Al-Salem Al- Sabah promulgated the constitution for Kuwait to become the first Arab state in the Gulf to issue a constitution and have a parliament. Ahead of the celebration, HH the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah reiterated in a televised speech the government’s unwavering commitment to democracy and called for national unity as the state goes through a bitter political crisis.
To read the rest of the Kuwait Times article click [here]. To see the second part of the show click [here].
248AM has another video showing Kuwaitis and expats enjoying the show and you can see it [here].
The Daily Mail has an impressive article on the event with gorgeous photographs [here].
I cannot express in words how impressive this event was and how it brought the people of Kuwait together with the expat community. The music was fantastic and it really was a once in a lifetime, record breaking, fireworks show. We had such a fabulous time and will post about it later this week.