According to the History page, civilizations around the world have been celebrating the New Year for four millennia. Fireworks on this occasion is a long-standing tradition of many countries around the world. More than just a form of celebration, fireworks also have a meaning of their own.

Fireworks were invented in ancient China around the 7th century. At that time, fireworks were set off to ward off evil spirits.

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This meaning is maintained to this day. In the modern world, fireworks are set off on important occasions in China such as the Lunar New Year and the Mid-Autumn Festival. China is currently the world’s largest producer and exporter of fireworks.

According to Chinese tradition, the light and noise of fireworks can ward off evil and bad omens. Therefore, at 12 o’clock on the New Year’s Eve of the Lunar New Year, fireworks will be shot into the sky for people to bid farewell to the old year, welcome the new year, as well as drive away evil spirits. The Chinese also believe that whoever fires the first firecracker in the New Year will receive good luck.

Besides the meaning of warding off bad omens, fireworks also create a positive atmosphere, according to Psychic Universe. While the rays of light emitted by fireworks are considered auspicious, the smoke from the fireworks exudes vigor, according to the Chinese concept.

In the West, fireworks are also used to celebrate both major holidays such as New Year’s Day, National Day… and personal anniversaries such as birthdays, weddings, etc.

According to the American website Psychic Universe, fireworks can teach us about being calm and appreciating the present moment. Fireworks are beautiful but also very short-lived. The exhilaration of watching fireworks can pass quickly. However, for that brief moment, we are so mesmerized, thinking about nothing but enjoying the colorful beauty of the sky, psychologists write in the Psychic Universe.