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Captain John Smith, Jamestown and the First Fireworks Show

January 18, 2017

You may be aware of the ancient legend that fireworks are thought to have originated with the Chinese as a way to ward off Nian, a lion-like monster with an appetite for innocent and unsuspecting villagers. From the humble beginnings of bamboo rods exploding in fires to ward off monsters to the intricate displays of today’s pyrotechnics for celebrating a multitude of events, the history of fireworks spans centuries and continents.

Fireworks and Chinese New Year

January 10, 2017

Chinese New Year begins Saturday, January 28 – are you ready to celebrate? Do you have your firecrackers and fireworks? And more important, do you know the origins behind Chinese New Year and fireworks?

Chinese New Year wasn’t always about parties and celebrations and feasts, nor was it created to commemorate a happy occasion. It was created out of fear.

What are You Doing New Year’s Eve? Alamo Fireworks Is Ready to Help You Ring in 2017 With A Bang!

December 12, 2016

It’s that time of year again – where the sky lights up in a kaleidoscope of bright, festive colors, and the sounds and smells that accompany the display exhilarate our senses, reminding us all of the many opportunities a new year brings. Yes, folks, it’s New Year’s Eve!

We don’t know about you, but New Year’s Eve is definitely one of our favorite holiday celebrations – it’s a night of reflection and a glimpse into what the coming year holds – resolutions, new prospects and, for some, a fresh, new start. And what better way to celebrate than with fireworks? Below are a few expert tips from Alamo Fireworks on how to locate the best deals for your New Year’s Eve celebration.

What Do People Who Make Fireworks Wear To Work? The Answer May Surprise You

November 29, 2016

Have you ever wondered where the fireworks that you use to celebrate so many festive occasions are made? Every firecracker and aerial shell has been carefully created for your enjoyment, with many people employed along the way. It all starts in the firework factories, where thousands of people work day in and day out. Not only do these employees need to know how to manufacture fireworks, they also must wear certain clothing and equipment for safety.

Fireworks Fun Fact: Blue is the Hardest Color to Make

November 14, 2016

Fireworks use almost every color in the spectrum to create stunning visuals for your special events. Bright yellows, reactive reds, popping purples and many other colors are incorporated to make spectacular effects. However, one color is the most difficult to make – blue. While many fireworks contain blue elements, it takes expert chemistry to make this elusive firework color.

Do You Dream of Fireworks? What Your Fireworks Dreams Mean

October 28, 2016

Fireworks reflected in water

Fireworks are brilliant, spectacular displays that elicit a whole host of sensations from those who witness them. The vivid colors and thunderous sounds are hard to forget, and for some they’re...

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