why do we celebrate new year with fireworks?where did the tradition come from?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Noise-making and fireworks on New Year's eve is believed to have originated in ancient times, when noise and fire were thought to dispel evil spirits and bring good luck. The Chinese are credited with inventing fireworks and use them to spectacular effect in their New Year's celebrations.

  • 1 decade ago

    Major cities around the world host a spectacular firework display on New Year's Eve. Although it is now just a custom to fire off fireworks on New-Year's eve, in the past the idea was to scare 'bad forces' so they would not enter the new year. As a consequence the most popular fireworks are still those that go off with a big bang or with a bright flash.

  • Holly
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    1 decade ago

    I have never seen fireworks at New Years, except for Disneyland or places like that. I think people just like to play with fire and pyrotechnics. This originates from our caveman roots. I prefer confetti and champagne to fireworks, myself.

  • 1 decade ago

    In the USA we party with Fireworks on the 4th of july, on new years we party with a lot of drinking .....because we have to pay those dang Christmas bills now!! :)

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  • 1 decade ago

    The Chinese New Year

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