There are many occasions where fireworks are used to celebrate. Just about any occasion is suitable for celebrating with fireworks. Fireworks can spice up any event /
occasion, think "out of the box"
and use fireworks if not today, tomorrow. You probably have a few in mind, if not see the list we have provided below.
USA INDEPENDENCE DAY:
In America the 4th of July / Independence Day is the holiday where fireworks are used by millions! Independence Day,
On July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the England. Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks,
parades, barbecues, fairs, picnics, family reunions, political speeches and ceremonies.
NEWS YEARS EVE:
The traditional news years eve for western culture is last day in December.
Fireworks are set off at midnight to celebrate the "New Year". For the most part firecrackers are used for this celebration.
GUY FAWKES DAY:
November 5th marks the anniversary of the Gunpowder Plot, a conspiracy to blow up the English Parliament and King James I
in 1605, the day set for the king to open Parliament. The anniversary was named after Guy Fawkes, the most famous of the
It was intended to be the beginning of a great uprising of English Catholics, who were distressed by the increased
severity of penal laws against the practice of the Catholic religion. While the plot was the work of a small number
of men, it provoked hostility against all English Catholics and led to an increase in the harshness of laws against them. Guy
Fawkes Day, November 5, is still celebrated in England with fireworks and bonfires, on which effigies of the him are set ablaze.
DIWALI - DEVALI - OR DEEPAVALI:
This is perhaps the most well-known of the Indian festivals: it is celebrated throughout India, as well as in Indian communities
throughout the diaspora. It usually takes place eighteen days after Dusshera. It is colloquially known as the "festival of lights",
for the common practice is to light small oil lamps (called diyas) and place them around the home, in courtyards, verandahs,
and gardens, as well as on roof-tops and outer walls. In urban areas, especially, candles are substituted for diyas; and among
the nouveau riche, neon lights are made to substitute for candles. The celebration of the festival is invariably accompanied by
the exchange of sweets and the explosion of fireworks. As with other Indian festivals, Diwali signifies many different things to
people across the country. In north India, Diwali celebrates Rama's homecoming, that is his return to Ayodhya after the defeat
of Ravana and his coronation as king; in Gujarat, the festival honors Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth; and in Bengal, it is
associated with the goddess Kali. Everywhere, it signifies the renewal of life, and accordingly it is common to wear new clothes
on the day of the festival; similarly, it heralds the approach of winter and the beginning of the sowing season.
The date of Diwali falls in either in October or November each year, depending on the cycle of the moon. The festival actually
runs for five days, beginning with Dhanteras, although the main celebrations happen on the third day.
•In 2017, Diwali is on October 19th.
•In 2018, Diwali is on November 7th.
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CHINESE NEW YEAR:
Chinese New Year is the biggest holiday celebrated among Chinese people. It is often referred to as the spring festival because it
signals the beginning of spring. It is a time when families and friends get together to say goodbye to the old and welcome the new.
One idea is that the holiday originated when a beast named Nina (which means year in Chinese) came out the night before the new
year and started to prey on the people in the villages. The people were very frightened by this monster, a brave man went up to the
beast and said to him that instead of eating the people of the villages, he should eat the other beasts that frightened these people.
Nian followed the man's request and all of the beasts were chased away. The people of the village were very grateful to the man for
giving them a peaceful
life. Before the man left for good, he told the people to put up red paper decorations on their windows and doors at the beginning of
each new year because the color red scared the beast. They also set off firecrackers to scare away the horrible beast.
A interesting thing about Chinese New Year is that very few people
know when this holiday is celebrated without looking at a traditional Chinese calendar as it never falls on the same day. The ancient
Chinese used a lunar calendar. with a lunar calendar, the new year begins the first night of the new moon after the sun enters
Aquarius. This date is anywhere between January 20 and February 19. Chinese years are grouped in sets of 12 with each year
being represented by an animal (zodiac sign). It is said that a person displays the characteristics of the animal of the year in which
they were born.
Chinese New Year celebrations would not be complete without
fireworks! There are many beliefs about why fireworks are used. One is that the noise wakes up the dragon who will fly across the
sky to bring the spring rain for the crops. Another belief is that the noise of the fireworks is supposed to scare away all evil spirits and
misfortunes, preventing them from coming into the new year. Firecrackers are thrown at the feet of the dragons in the parade to
keep them awake for the celebration. The dragons are believed to sleep the rest of the year.
It is important to remember that Chinese New Year is not only
celebrated in China. Anywhere there are Chinese people, there is a Chinese New Year celebration. The specific activities of the
celebration often vary depending on the region, but the basic principles are the same.
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|Republic Day honours the date on which the Constitution of India came into effect on 26 January 1950 replacing
the Government of India Act (1935) as the governing document of India.
The Constitution was adopted by the Indian Constituent Assembly on 26 November 1949, and came into effect
on 26 January 1950 with a democratic government system, completing the country's transition towards becoming
an independent republic. 26 January was chosen as the Republic day because it was on this day in 1929 when
Declaration of Indian Independence ( Purna Swaraj ) was proclaimed by the Indian National Congress as
opposed to the Dominion status offered by the British Regime.
President Rajendra Prasad (in the horse-drawn carriage) readies to take part in the first Republic Day parade on
Rajpath, New Delhi, in 1950.
The main Republic Day celebration is held in the national capital, New Delhi, at the Rajpath before the President
of India. On this day, ceremonious parades take place at the Rajpath, which are performed as a tribute to India;
its unity in diversity and rich cultural heritage.