It is said that fireworks was invented in China around the beginning of 9th century to expel evil spirits.
Colored fireworks was invented in Europe around 1830 to create smoke, light and sound to celebrate religious parties in the catholic part of Europe.
Celebration fireworks was utilized to celebrate saints, gods or guardian angels who was supposed to protect the villages or harbors against storm, drought or volcano eruptions.
The fireworks industry has developed different effects all over the world from cylinder shells to special Japanese display shells, and toy salute guns produced in Denmark.
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The production of fireworks in Denmark was discontinued around the millennium. With only a few factories remaining today. Nowadays we are importing most of our fireworks from China.
- China is the worlds leading exporter of fireworks
- Market share of 90%,
- Turnover around 4,5 billion US dollars
- Liuyang is the fireworks capital in China where the production of fireworks is a large scale industry.
Back around the millennium many firework shows was ignited by hand. Nowadays almost every show is ignited with a electronic firing system to improve safety and precision.