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Fireworks: From Ancient History to Modern Use

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Fireworks are a colorful traditional celebration at many festivals, holidays, and celebrations around the world. They have been used in some capacity for more than two thousand years. Their bright colors, loud noises, and dazzling displays have been harnessed for various uses through time. Read on to discover more about fireworks including what they are made of, how shapes are created, and which color is the most difficult to create.

When were Fireworks created?

Fireworks, in their most basic form, were created around 200 BCE in China. After some tinkering, they realized that placing bamboo stuffed with various chemicals and ingredients can create an explosion when heated in a fire. These small fireworks would be used to scare off people, spirits, and animals.

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