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Celebrate with Fireworks

Updated on April 2, 2015

Fireworks Displays

Nothing better than watching a fireworks display with all the bright colors exploding in the black background of the sky.
Nothing better than watching a fireworks display with all the bright colors exploding in the black background of the sky.

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Fireworks Facts

Fireworks were invented by the Chinese in the 12th century to scare away evil spirits. Rightly so that China is the largest manufacturer and exporter of fireworks in the world. These beautiful magically light displays are celebrated around the world.

Fireworks are either ground or aerial and in most displays they are both. A display will light the sky from miles away in brilliant colors of red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, silver and even white.

There are four primary types of effects of fireworks: noise, light, smoke, and floating materials such as confetti streamers. This enchanting display of light can have shapes or hearts, triangles, stars and more. Skyrockets are the most common form of firework displays, though the first fireworks were used in war.

The grand finale is shooting off several tubes or cases all at once of different types.

We celebrate with this colorful display for cultural, religious and holiday celebrations.

China’s most common festivities are the Chinese New Year and the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival. America has Memorial Day and Independence Day. Other countries who celebrate with fireworks but not limited to are: the United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, New Zealand, Norway, Australia, Netherlands, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Switzerland, France and Chile.

We recorded our own fireworks finale at the Memorial Day weekend celebration as shown below. Find me on Youtube as sandyspiderbite.


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Memorial Day Fireworks

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      Darlene Sabella 7 years ago from Hello, my name is Toast and Jam, I live in the forest with my dog named Sam ...

      The time is almost here, it a great holiday, we start with a picnic and play on the beach, then take our boat out of the shore line to avoid the crowds. Great hub my friend

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      Pamela Oglesby 7 years ago from United States

      Sany, I always loved fireworks, especially when my children were young and I could take them to see them on the 4th of July. Good hub.

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      Treasures By Brenda 7 years ago from Canada

      Nicely done, Sandy. We enjoy our fireworks in Canada a bit before the U.S. on July 1st, Canada Day.

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      David Stone 7 years ago from New York City

      Nicely done, just ahead of the big blow up! Thanks for another interesting tour, Sandy.

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      Audrey Kirchner 7 years ago from Central Oregon

      Working in medicine, I'm not a huge fan of fireworks - except for the big displays where someone who (supposedly) knows that they are doing sets them off! I wish they would outlaw personal fireworks as they seem to cause more harm than good but I think I may be in the minority in my thinking there! Nonetheless, I love the 4th of July - just wish we did not all have to have it on our streets!

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      lou16 7 years ago

      I love watching fireworks, we have big displays for most holidays here in Queensland.

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      Sandy Mertens 7 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

      Thanks for joining me here to those who left a comment ant those who have found your way here.

      akirchner, I think you are the minority on outlawing personal fireworks. I don't think they should be outlawed. But I do agree that there are a lot of people who are inexperience or just complete idiots when it comes to fireworks. Even accidents happen with public displays.

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      CMHypno 7 years ago from Other Side of the Sun

      I love fireworks, but think that they should only be used in organised, public displays. In the UK we have fireworks on 5th November, and there are always accidents, and deliberate injuries to both people and animals. Interesting Hub, SandySpider

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      billyaustindillon 7 years ago

      Fireworks are getting more and more spectacular each year. Interesting history Sandy. I remember playing with skyrockets and all that is a kid. Now everything is pretty much banned we used to play with - how times change.

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      Sandy Mertens 7 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

      billyaustindillon, what I don't get is how firework stands can sell the fireworks that are banned. More than half of what is sold is illegal to use in my state.

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      NoRR4Me 7 years ago

      Interesting history on fireworks Sandy. They were invented to "scare away evil spirits"??? lol.

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      Eileen Kersey 7 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

      Have fun but watch out for the pooches

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Fireworks always give me some some kind of great feeling, because I remember when I was a child and it is New Year, Thanks, Sandy, Maita

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      Sandy Mertens 7 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

      NoRR4Me,ethel smith,prettydarkhorse, thanks for commenting. You are right Ethel, it isn't a fun time for the dogs.

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      ladyjane1 7 years ago from Texas

      Fireworks always remind me of such great summer time fun, great hub, cheers Sandy.

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      Sandy Mertens 7 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

      Thank you ladyjane1 for your comment.

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      zzron 6 years ago from Houston, TX.

      Cool video Sandy :)

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      Derek D 6 years ago from United States

      Nothing like celebrating Independence Day with fireworks......

      Great Hub Sandy..........

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      Sandy Mertens 6 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

      Thanks for visiting zzron and Derek D.

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      I like fireworks very much. And I learn about the history of fireworks. Great hub, Sandy. I also buy the firework to celebrate a new year eve. Thanks my friend. This was beautiful.

      Prasetio

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      mulberry1 6 years ago

      Sparklers are about as far as I go...I leave the rest to the pros.

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      Sandy Mertens 6 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

      Yes prasetio30, and mulberry1, I love to watch fireworks but rather leave it to the pros.

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      nancy_30 6 years ago from Georgia

      Great hub. I enjoy watching fireworks. My oldest daughter loved them this year but my youngest daughter got scared.

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      Sandy Mertens 6 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

      My daughter screamed with tears the first time she seen fireworks too, Nancy. Now she is much older.

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      suny51 6 years ago

      Hi sandyspider,

      We too have a lot of occasions for fireworks and the greatest being 'DEEPAWALI'.Great read.

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      Pollyannalana 6 years ago from US

      Late getting to it but that was great! Polly

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      Sandy Mertens 6 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

      Glad to see you here Polly.

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      anglnwu 6 years ago

      There is something intrinsiclly magical about fireworks and watching it on the 4th gave me the same awesome feeling. Love the bit of history and thanks for sharing the video. Rated awesome!

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      Sandy Mertens 6 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

      You are welcome, anginwu

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      Holle Abee 6 years ago from Georgia

      Good selection! The men in my family, along with the grandkids, love fireworks!

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      Sandy Mertens 6 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

      habee, we always enjoy a good fireworks display.

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