Fireworks are a spectacle of sights and sounds. Bursting shapes of light, colouring our sky with
pulsing lights, stars, the Moon. Flashes of recognizable silhouettes of the town seen in a new light
and reflected in the Drava river, catching our eye for only a moment – and staying in our hearts
Fireworks are to Festival Lent what the festival is to the town – a symbol, a festive display of colour
and darkness from which the light finally emerges victorious. A symbol of magical creativity that
makes the region, town and Festival Lent the centre of gravity for ideas that bring and maintain hope
for a better future and faith in the creativity of people.
This is why the sky over Maribor will be painted with colours by two festival fireworks displays, the
first one coming on Saturday, 23 June, launched from the banks of the Drava river between the Old Bridge and the Tito Bridge, and the second on the last Saturday in June, marking the end of the festival, launched from the Old Bridge.
We are glad that we are again able to witness the show of a thousand lights from the floating stage
on the Drava river. Oh, how romantic!