What OTHER countries light firecrackers for New Year?

As a Filipino I’ve always been curious to know what other countries light firecrackers during New Year so if I travel abroad during that time I’d know where to spend it (I like it where there’s firecrackers, btw)…

Any help is appreciated…

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4 Responses to “What OTHER countries light firecrackers for New Year?”

  1. kamles said:


  2. Shay p said:

    And were do you think they were invented
    Fireworks originated in China some 2,000 years ago. The most prevalent legend has it that fireworks were discovered or invented by accident by a Chinese cook working in a field kitchen who happened to mix charcoal, sulphur and saltpeter (all commonly found in the kitchen in those days). The mixture burned and when compressed in an enclosure (a bamboo tube), the mixture exploded.

    Chinese New Year Firecrackers
    Chinese New Year Firecrackers complete the celebration of the New Year in China. There are many opinions regarding the importance of fireworks. The Chinese New Year is the most significant festival for the Chinese people as it is that time of the year when all family members get together to have a gala time, just like Christmas in the West. Like other countries, Chinese New Year is too swathed in age old beliefs and rituals. The fireworks on

    the New Year in china have a deep significance as they share an unshakable bond with the deep rooted Chinese traditions and culture.

    There are many opinions regarding the importance of Chinese New Year Firecrackers. One popular belief is that the noise will wake up the dragon that will fly across the sky to bring the spring rain for the crops. Being a country where majority of the people depend on agriculture, timely arrival of showers are of great importance in China

    Another belief is that the exploding noise of the firecrackers will scare away all evil spirits and misfortunes, preventing them from coming into the New Year. In the Chinese New Year Parade, it is customary to throw firecrackers at the feet of the dragons in the parade to keep them awake for the celebration. Around the dragon dance in the parade, lots and lots of firecrackers are set off to they drive away the evil spirits.

  3. ♥Nurse Kimberly♥ said:

    Most all countries do…

  4. Rabani said:



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