Sunday, July 4, 2010
Happy 4th to all
HAPPY 4th OF JULY
I like to know why and how we get what we got that symbolizes holidays, so I looked " fireworks" under ask.com and this is what it said...... Gunpowder was invented a long time ago by a Chinese chemist. The invention of gunpowder eventually led to the invention of firecrackers and fireworks. The Chinese people used them to scare away evil spirits, especially at the time of The New Year festivals.
The Italians were the first to use them as airborne art displays.
Fireworks were used in North America to scare off and impress the Native Americans. The tradition of setting off fireworks in the United States was started because in 1776 they were used as a morale booster for the troops involved in the Revolutionary War. This event was considered very patriotic. The many colors that fireworks create were not discovered until a few decades ago. Now all around the world fireworks are used as entertainment and during celebrations. In some parts of the world countries spend millions of dollars on creating complex and spectacular displays using fireworks. In Thailand, they are used during funeral ceremonies.
Fireworks in America are also used to celebrate our Independence Day (July 4th) and it brings happiness to Americans worldwide.
Fireworks were made because the Chinese wanted something more festive to celebrate with, and created fireworks. They used them to make beautiful light shows during the Chinese New Year.
Please to continue to keep our friend Denise in prayer through this very difficult time. With much Thanks~
Posted by Annette at 7:31 AM