Saturday, December 31, 2011

History of New Year's Eve Fireworks

New Year Fireworks : 2012 made of sparks. A photo path bengal fires Stock Photo
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The use of fireworks and other noise-making such as cheering and horn-blowing at midnight on the cusp of the New Year is an old semi-religious tradition.  People used to think that evil spirits were drawn to these particular celebrations, and the bright flashes of light and very loud noise-making would scare the evil spirits away.  For more information click here.

How do you spend your New Year's Eve?

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