New Fireworks - 2000 Drones light up Shanghai night sky to welcome in the New Year

Fireworks may have originated in China, but the country is now determined to pioneer an electronic replacement.


Shanghai, China – China may have invented fireworks 2000 years ago, but on the 31st of December, they decided to ring in the New Year with a new kind of “firework”… 2000 of them to be exact!

“Drone swarms are the new fireworks In China,” reports Fortune magazine.

To fight pollution, China banned fireworks in more than 400 cities, so the country is turning to new entertainment to fill the skies. And on the last night of 2019, 2000 drones took to the night sky and illuminated the Huangpu River in east China’s Shanghai Municipality to welcome in the new year.

At around midnight, the drones gathered to form a running man. It moved forward, showing the changes and achievements Shanghai has made in the past 40 years. After the end-of-year countdown, the show ended with drones forming the Chinese characters of “Zhui Meng” (Dream pursuit).

Check out the spectacular performance below:

Sources: CGTN America | Fortune magazine 
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