Yearly, folks look ahead to Jounieh’s spectacular fireworks and this yr was no totally different, besides that they have been organized by the Jounieh Summer season Pageant, not the Jounieh Worldwide Pageant. I personally loved the fireworks most the primary time however then it turned repetitive and it’s fairly ironic to seek out folks criticizing the fireworks this yr due to politics. Final yr and this yr’s fireworks have been each organized at a horrible time (Thursday & Friday nights) and so they have been very related despite the fact that this yr’s fireworks generated extra smoke.
Why waste cash on fireworks?
Yearly, we hear folks argue that fireworks are a waste of cash and energy and that every one this cash needs to be spent elsewhere like photo voltaic vitality, fixing roads and investing in additional inexperienced areas. Whereas this is smart, many are simply saying that as a result of they don’t agree politically with these in command of the municipality and likelihood is they’ll make even larger fireworks after they get the prospect.
To sum issues up, I’ve lived in Keserwan my complete life and Jounieh particularly has a lot potential however nobody is prepared to make things better up. Most Lebanese would slightly go to Jbeil or Batroun and even fly to Ayia Nappa to benefit from the seaside and solar than head to Jounieh due to:
– Unlawful seaside resorts & whore-houses everywhere in the bay.
– A boring nightlife
– Zouk powerplants
– Loopy visitors
– Awful infrastructure
– No maritime walks
I at all times used to go all the way down to jog exterior ATCL on the lengthy sidewalk as a result of I had no different alternative. The place was full of canine poop, arguile locations and polluting turbines and automobiles and naturally no electrical energy.
With or Towards the Jounieh fireworks?
Personally talking, I take pleasure in watching them or displaying my child the fireworks however I couldn’t care much less in the event that they cancel them or not. I don’t assume a 5-minute fireworks present will make a lot a distinction. No fireworks will do the injury this cancerous energy plant situated proper on the seaside has been doing for many years. Furthermore, as an alternative of limiting the injury, we’re bringing in additional polluting energy ships and constructing extra sea resorts and residential areas round it.
All in all, I don’t consider issues will get higher any time quickly, so that you may as properly benefit from the fireworks