Fireworks on the 4th of July? YES!!

We do have fireworks on the 4th of July!!!!!!!

A letter???

The letter that helped start the tradition is saying.... "The day will be most memorable in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, bonfires and illuminations (fireworks) from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever more."

So wrote John Adams on July 3, 1776 to his wife after the Continental Congress had decided to proclaim the American colonies independent of England. Fireworks were associated with Independence Day celebrations even before the signing of the Declaration of independence.

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that is a picture of fireworks on the fourth of july!!!! by lake murray!!!!! and by houses (you can see at the bottom of pic.)
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The origin

Discovery on the gunpowder and the invention of the first fireworks, which was bamboo cases or rolled paper tubes loaded with explosives that are traditionally were invented by the Chinese, but India is most-likely one of the options in the inventing part. And did I mention the sound of the firecraker??? Well it was so loud that shortly after hearing it,the Chinese belived that the sound would scare away angry spirits. After that almost any event be it birth, death, wedding, cornation, New Years Eve celeabration became a fit occasion for the noise-makers!!! Fireworks made its way to Europe some time in the 13th century probaly carried back from the East by crusaders.
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Thats Why WE have fireworks on the fourth of July!!!

Fireworks displays became more and more popular as the years passed, although events were not always the things they were designed to be. To celebrate the end of the War of the Austrian Succession in 1742, George II ordered an display and brought in the Italian experts. The preparations took six months, and the result was a huge machine with almost 11,000 rockets and pinwheels surrounding the structure. Handel's Music for the Royal Fireworks, which included the firing of one hundred brass cannons, was commissioned especially for the occasion. Just as the event was getting underway, an argument broke out between the English and Italian fireworkers,and the North Pavilion of the machine exploded as a result. The show went on,but proved to be a great disappointment. Some called it "a grand whim for posterity to laugh at."
By the time of the American Revolution, fireworks had long played a part in celebrating important events. It was natural, then, that not only John Adams but also many of his countrymen should think of fireworks when independence was declared. The very first celebration of Independence Day was in 1777, six years before Americans knew whether the new nation would even survive the war, and fireworks were a part of the revels. In 1789, George Washington's inauguration was accompanied by a beautiful display. After that there was more events and then it became a national tradition in the U.S.A. and many other states and countries. Thats Why We Have Fireworks On The Fourth Of July!!!!


Tuesday, Dec. 4th 2012 at 7:30pm

Chapin, SC

Chapin, SC

During Where this all happened was from 1777-now.

And I would like to thank "What is the history behind fireworks on the fourth of July"