Monday, June 18, 2012

Fireworks For Sale Australia

It is believed that the first firecracker was discovered during the period of Song Dynasty (960-1279 A.D.). This period coincided with the manufacturing of cheaper paper from bamboo. Firecrackers were made by rolling paper in the form of tubes, filling gunpowder in it and fixing fuses. A Chinese monk named Li Tian, who lived near the city of Liu Yang in Hunan Province, is considered as the father of firecrackers. It is said that Li Tian invented firecrackers 1,000 years ago. Even today, Chinese people offer sacrifices to this monk on April 18, to commemorate the invention of firecrackers.

During the thirteenth century, an explorer Marco Polo introduced Chinese gunpowder to the Europeans. Europeans concentrated more on the military uses of this gunpowder. They started making rockets, canons and guns. From the fifteenth century, fireworks were used to celebrate victory in a war. It was the Italians who started developing fireworks from black powder. They used their creativity and developed fireworks as an art form. Through the centuries, fireworks underwent many changes. While Italy concentrated on developing stunning firework displays, Germans were into scientific advancement. Fireworks became popular in England

Italians added powdered metal and charcoal to military rockets and made fireworks with golden and silver colored sparks. They also made aerial shells, which could go up in the air and burst into an array of colors. They also produced a slow-burning gunpowder mix, which could be put in an open-ended tube to create a shower of multi-colored sparks, when lit. Rocket engines were used to rotate wheel-like frames for circular sparks. You can purchase wholesale fireworks for sale on the internet