Guinness World Records™, an organization that certifies the records achieved worldwide, attributed to the 8-minute fireworks show that marked the passing of the year in Madeira, from 2006 to 2007, the title of “Greatest Fireworks Show in the World”. Madeira held this title until 2012.
A 6-km long and 2.7-km wide ellipse of fireworks around the city of Funchal was the record reached. The fire erupted from 37 stations (31 onshore and 6 offshore platforms) strategically placed in the beautiful and unique amphitheater of the city bay. The show involved 17 tons of fireworks and 660 300 shots at a rate of more than 8 thousand shots per minute.