The contest takes place at SM Mall of Asia, the country’s leading lifestyle shopping mall next to Manila Bay. Initially, the competition was held under the name World Pyro Olympics and took place for 5 days from 2005 to 2008. From 2009 until now, the contest was renamed to Philippine International Pyromusical Competition and took place over 6 weeks.

Each competition usually has 11 teams participating, with 2 countries firing together on one day, the last country will fire on the final night withthe host of the competition – the Philippines. Each competition section of each country is based on a specific theme, with impressive and extremely eye-catching fireworks displays. Awards, such as the People’s Choice, are given out after the exhibition. The crowning of the competition’s winners ends the event.

The most recent competition was in 2019, which ran from February 23 to March 30, 2019. The Chinese team became the champion with the Polaris Fireworks display. Due to the current situation of the Covid-19 epidemic, the festival is temporarily suspended from 2020 until further notice.

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