Say it with a heart.
Say it with a smiley face.
Say it however you want — South Korea knows how to put on a stunning fireworks display.
In an age of emojis, South Korea spoke a language much loved by the crowd lining English Bay for Saturday night’s Honda Celebration of Light.
In doing so, the Daehan Fireworks Company helped South Korea win the hearts of fireworks spectators and judges, beating out South Africa and Sweden in the annual competition.
Judges were impressed by Team South Korea’s timing and sync, size of the show and novel effects in its pyrotechnics display.
“Congratulations to Team South Korea on their win at the 2018 Honda Celebration of Light. The intense pyrotechnic show they put on over English Bay entertained the crowd and left us all wanting more,” said Vancouver city councillor and competition head judge Raymond Louie in a press release.
South Korea also won the People’s Choice award.
This year’s theme was “love” and organizers say 1.2 million people came out to watch the display from the beaches of English Bay, Second Beach and Vanier Park.
With files from Vancouver Is Awesome.