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48th National Day celebrations lighting being tested

48th National Day celebrations lighting getting tested

An official from the Supreme Committee for National Day Celebrations stated that decoration lights will be tested extensively on various stretches prior to getting switched on entirely from Thursday.

The official stated that street decorations and lighting have been kept ‘simple and meaningful’ maintaining the city’s aesthetics in thoughts. “This year too the celebrations will be more or less on the same lines as in the past few years,” he stated.

To mark the 48th National Day celebrations, a total of two,500 colourful light decorations have been place up from Muscat to Grand Mosque and four,000 national flags placed from the Al Bustan roundabout to the Barka roundabout, the official stated.

The lighting styles, that have been place up at choose spots in the city, revolve about standard jewellery, musical notes and flowers. “We wish to showcase something highlighting our heritage and traditions.”

There will be 30-minute fireworks in Amerat and Al Khoudh on November 18. The official stated there will be a fireworks show in Dhofar as well on National Day.

He stated that preparations for this year’s occasion had began right away right after final year’s National Day celebrations. “While designing the lighting, the designers had to keep in mind its effect on traffic movement and visibility. Energy saving lights have been in use for the purpose for the past ten years. The lights and decorations will stay on till the month-end.”

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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