- Kuwait Times Extra
KUWAIT: Kuwait celebrated the 50th anniversary of the ratification of Kuwait’s Constitution with His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah leading a massive and colourful seaside celebrations that won a place in the Guinness World Records for over KD 4,063,000 million worth of fireworks used. The celebration was held yesterday from 2:30 pm to 10 pm at the seaside, which was open to the pedestrians only from the Kuwait Towers to the Green Island, thus making it a 4.5 km long celebratory stretch. Vehicles were not allowed to enter this area, and the organizing committee had made transportation arrangements from multiple points.
The organizing committee expected an audience between 800,000 and one million. The celebration included various activities to entertain the whole family. During the daytime, there were airplane shows and sea shows apart from parachute, acrobatic, and kite shows. Furthermore, a photo exhibition was held at the special tunnel set at the Green Island for this purpose. In addition, short speeches about the constitution, freedom, and pride were made by different personalities.
The evening part was the most important, as it featured the huge fireworks show that was registered in the Guinness Book. “These mega fireworks took off from different locations within the celebration area from both the sea and the land, enabling everyone to watch them from wherever they happened to be,” Khadeeja from the organizing committee of the celebration told the Kuwait Times. “HH the Amir had noticed the positive reaction of the people and their happiness with the fireworks show that was presented on the National Day and Liberation Day celebrations. So HH decided to organize an even bigger show for the public so that they can enjoy it despite all the recent problems that we witnessed recently,” Khadeeja added. People waived Kuwaiti flags of different sizes as they enjoyed the pleasant weather which helped in making this celebration successful.
Huge number of expatriates attended the event as well. The entire event was broadcast live on both the Kuwait TV channel 1 and KTV 2 in addition to other private channels. Also two radio stations were also broadcasting live. The area was divided into different zones, and policemen along with emergency response teams were present in these zones. The organizers had set up a hotline manned by five staff members and working all through the day to provide any information to the public.
By Nawara Fattahova, Staff Writer
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