Fireworks display

event which exhibits a display of fireworks, often used for various celebrations or holidays such as New Years Eve
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A fireworks event (also called a fireworks display or fireworks show) is a display of the effects created by firework devices on various occasions. Fireworks events are often used during holidays. Fireworks competitions are also regularly held at a number of places.

An etching of the 'Royal Fireworks' display on the Thames in 1749.


Fireworks at the London Eye on New Year's Eve.
The grand finale showing also the jets that produce power. A picture taken from the back so the stars and flowers are not so clearly visible.

Fireworks dates back to the 7th century and originated in China. The Chinese developed many different kinds of fireworks with a variety of effects and color.[1] The art and science of firework making developed into an independent profession. In China, pyrotechnicians were respected for their knowledge of complex techniques in mounting firework displays.[2]



  1. Temple, Robert K.G. (2007). The Genius of China: 3,000 Years of Science, Discovery, and Invention (3rd edition). London: André Deutsch, pp. 256-265. ISBN 9780233002026
  2. Hutchins, Paul (2009). The secret doorway: Beyond imagination. Imagination Publishing. pp. 27. ISBN 9780981712338.

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