Fireworks have been used all across the world for centuries originating in China. Today, fireworks are used to celebrate many different important events worldwide, from the Queen’s Jubilee in England to the 4th of July in the United States. Also used for smaller celebrations, families may choose to get them for a graduation celebration, birthday party or more. There are so many different types of fireworks to choose from, including both ground and aerial variations.
A wheel firework consists of a spiral tube that is pre-loaded with powder. There is also a nail included with the wheel so that it can be mounted to a wood post, wood fence or other wood surface that is stable. When the wheel is lit, it will spin very fast and emit a spinning “wheel” of colorful sparks and flames. A fountain firework shoots an upwards stream of colorful showering sparks that fall back down to the ground, creating a fountain effect. Depending on the specific type of fountain that is chosen, some are able to shoot a higher stream and might also have color changes throughout the duration of the performance as well.
The traditional Roman candle shoots sparkling, flaming balls straight up into the sky. As the balls fly into the sky, they’ll arc back down as they burn out. Some Roman candles might also have unique effects like bursting flowers or flying bees that shoot out of the candle. Another type of firework,known to as a Sky Lantern,is becoming more popular for weddings, memorial celebrations and other special occasions. Influenced by Asian culture design, a Sky Lantern is paper lantern that is made from oiled rice paper and is secured to a bamboo frame. Secured within the lantern is a fuel cell or small candle that is comprised of a waxy material that is easily lit. Once the Sky Lantern is lit, it will lift into the air and travel through the evening skies until the candle flame dies out bringing it to a rest.
Amazing fireworks can be found online and in stores for incredibly affordable prices. Like any situation involving fire, proper care and safety measures should be taken to ensure that there are no accidents or damages done to property. It is important for the firework to be placed in an open environment with plenty of distance between bystanders. Following the proper precautions and reading through the product instructions thoroughly will ensure everyone has a blast.