Friday, May 21, 2010

Ingnis Brunensis 2010

Ingnis Brunensis started tonight. It's a festival that runs from May 21st - June 4th and the biggest attraction is the international fireworks competition. "Ingnis" is the Latin word for 'fire'.
This is the 13th year for the competition and companies from ČR, Slovakia, Germany and France will be competiting over the next couple of weeks. There will be six shows, all accompanied by music, and the best part is that they are all for free.

Tonight's kick-off was out at the Olympia shopping mall. The competition will be held at the Brno dam. I bet the reflection of the fireworks from the water will look pretty cool. The finale is going to be at Denis Gardens.

Other parts of the festival include hot air balloons, a children's day, an historical tram exhibition, a classic car show and a folk fest up at Špilberk castle. This festival is the largest event here in the ČR. Each year it attracts +1,000,000 people. Here's some video of tonight's prelude.

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