A firecracker is a small explosive device primarily designed to produce a large amount of noise, especially in the form of a loud bang; any visual effect is incidental to this goal. They have fuses, and are wrapped in a heavy paper casing to contain the explosive compound. Firecrackers (Buy crackers online), along with fireworks, originated in China.
The predecessor of the firecracker (online crackers) was a type of heated bamboo, used as early as 200 BC, that exploded when heated continuously. The Chinese name for firecrackers (diwali crackershttp://mycrackers.com/), baozhu, literally means “exploding bamboo.” After the invention of gunpowder, gunpowder firecrackers had a shape that resembled bamboo and produced a similar sound, so the name “exploding bamboo” was retained.In traditional Chinese culture, firecrackers were used to scare off evil spirits.
Firecrackers are commonly used in celebration of holidays or festivals, such as Halloween, Independence Day (also known as the Fourth of July) in the United States of America, Diwali in India, Tihar in Nepal, Day of Ashura in Morocco, Guy Fawkes Night or Bonfire Night in the United Kingdom, Halloween in Ireland, Bastille Day in France, Spanish Fallas, in almost every cultural festival of Sri Lanka (e.g. Sri Lankan New Year), New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, Purim in Israel, and in the celebration of Chinese New Year by Chinese communities around the world.