Fireworks festivals around the world


Fireworks Festivals Around the World When the Chinese invented fireworks, they used them during celebrations to keep the evil spirits away. The purpose still rings true today because all around the world, fireworks are still used to celebrate major events like the New Year. Below is a list of some of the famous celebrations and festivals which are known for their fantastic fireworks displays. 1. New Year’s Eve (worldwide) - throughout the world, the New Year is ushered in with a lot of excitement. Every country usually celebrates it with massive fireworks display. Sydney, Australia, is one of the first countries to celebrate it due to their location relative to the world’s time zones. 2. Fourth of July (United States) - is a holiday celebrating the country’s declaration of independence from Great Britain on July 4, 1776. Throughout the United States, fireworks displays are held especially in the major cities such as Washington DC, Detroit and St. Louis. 3. Singapore Fireworks Celebrations (Singapore) - this is an annual event held in celebration of the country’s National Day. Pyrotechnics teams are invited to this event to create fireworks displays on different nights. 4. Guy Fawkes Night (Great Britain and several former British colonies) - in 1605, Guy Fawkes tried to assassinate the King of England by placing some 30 barrels of gunpowder in the cellar of the Parliament of England. He failed and was captured. On the same day every year, people from Great Britain and some of its former colonies celebrate the event by having fireworks displays.