In many countries, fireworks represent a celebration and a happy time. Everyone loves to see those colorful sparkles filling the night skies. It is truly one of the most beautiful and magical moments for everyone.
However, have you ever wondered what is the history behind a firework and how it’s being made? The history of fireworks is that the fireworks trace their origins to around 200 B.C., when villagers in Liyuan, China, invented them by flinging bamboo stalks into fire pits. Pyrotechnics took off with the invention of gunpowder. They were used to light up Europe in the Middle Ages, and they are still used in Lunar New Year celebrations today. Polychromatic displays became a worldwide craze after Italian pyrotechnicians used metallic powders to create distinct colors in the 1830s. And nowadays, most fireworks are made from a rolled paper tubes and filled with black powder also known as gunpowder, and to make it more interesting they’ll fill the tubes with colors, and sparkles to make them brighter.
Well, that is a small history of how firecrackers exist and now it has been a symbol of celebration throughout centuries. People all around the world enjoy a firework show whenever they are celebrating something special. If you are someone that loves to watch a firework show, these are some of the best firework show all around the world.
Sydney, Australia – Australia Day
On every year of January 26, the city of Sydney will hold the biggest firework celebration to celebrate their National Holiday which is known as Australia Day. This celebration will behold in Sydney’s Darling Harbour. Any many people will arrive a few hours earlier to find the best spot to watch this no-holds-barred fireworks show. Other than beautiful mesmerizing fireworks show they will also be holding a boat parade to add to this beautiful experience. This is truly one of the must festivals that you need to experience by yourself whenever you are visiting Sydney, Australia.
Malta – Malta International Fireworks
Malta is a small island that is located in the south-central region of the Mediterranean Sea. it is truly one of the most beautiful and historical islands for you to come to visit. Every year around the last week of April, the small island will hold the best fireworks show in the world. A few firework companies around Malta will collaborate to come up with the most spectaculars and mesmerizing firework show. This is one of the tourist attractions that this small island has done for a few years.
Canada – Montreal International Fireworks Competition
This is the biggest fireworks competition in the world and it will take place almost a month of every July. Every big and well-known pyrotechnic company will gather here in Canada and blast their most beautiful and unique firecrackers. This competition will attract the attention of almost 3 million audiences every year and they can purchase a ticket to get the best seat and view or they can watch it for free at Mount Royal Park or a spot near the Saint Lawrence River. This is exactly the kind of competition that everyone wants to watch.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – New Year’s Eve
This country is known to have one of the tallest buildings in the world which is the infamous ‘Burj Khalifa’. Every end of the year, this skyscraper will put on one of the most famous firework show to celebrate the beginning of a new year. Tourist all around the world will book their flight to celebrate their New Year’s Eve here and see the fabulous fireworks show by themselves. And to be honest, our country can also build the tallest building and put on a firework show, with the help from Alfran Malaysia.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Reveillon Fireworks Show
When it comes to parties and celebrations, without a doubt, Brazil will hold the best and wild celebration ever. And this has been proven with their New Year’s Eve celebration where they will be blasting the best, the most colorful, exciting fireworks ever. They will hold this celebration every year at Copacabana Beach and many people will be there to celebrate New Year’s Eve and also watch the fireworks show.
India – Diwali
Diwali is one of the biggest celebrations that people in India will celebrate every mid-October until mid-November. During that festival celebrations, they will blast out the biggest and majestic fireworks. This is because it is a symbol of a celebration and they want the people to have a blast and enjoy their time while celebrating Diwali.
Japan, Niigata – Katakai Fireworks Festival
If you are interested in the history of fireworks, you should come to Japan and celebrates this festival. This is the oldest fireworks festival in the world and it has lasted for the past 400 years. At this festival, they also have the biggest firecracker in the world which is the ‘Yonshakudama’ a giant rocket that is over 1.2 meters wide. This festival will usually behold in every September of every year, so book your ticket now.