Bang!

Nothing like seeing a fiery explosion in the middle of the night accompanied by an earsplitting sound to liven things up, don’t you agree?

If not, it might pain you to find out that, historically speaking, many cultures have embraced the use of fireworks to celebrate their most memorable occasions. Taken from Wikipedia, “The earliest documentation of fireworks dates back to 7th century China, where they were invented. The fireworks were used to accompany many festivities. It is a part of the culture of China and had its origin there, eventually it spread to other cultures and societies.Important events and festivities such as the Spring Festival (Chinese New Year) and the Mid-Autumn Festival were and still are times when fireworks are guaranteed sights. China is the largest manufacturer and exporter of fireworks in the world.

As you can see, not only is the China the birthplace (or if you prefer, the place with the oldest record of fireworks in their history) of our explosive fun, but also the worlds current leader infirework production. Quite impressive, don’t you think?

Anyway, I just wanted to give some substance to a simple thought I had and wanted to share as I was skimming through pictures of fireworks that I took (during various times). Image

That thought was simply: “Fireworks are awesome!”

 

Let me know of your experience with fireworks in the comments below! Thanks!

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