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5 Fun Fireworks Facts

This week, we’re going to dive into some fun facts about fireworks. After all, our passion is in pyrotechnics, and we want to share all of our knowledge with you. That’s why we’ve collected 5 fun fireworks facts that you can share with your family and friends this 4th of July.


Let’s get started.



1. We Can Thank Italy For Making Fireworks Pretty


In learning the history of fireworks, we know we can thank the Chinese for the original invention. While we can appreciate their efforts, we can’t go without showing our gratitude to the Italians, who introduced aerial shells to the firework world.


In addition to being responsible for giving fireworks the shape we’ve come to love, Italy is also responsible for adding metallic powders for specific colors. Hats off to them!


2. Blue Fireworks Are the Hardest to Make


Speaking of the different colors of fireworks, you may or may not know that blue is the most complex color to make. Since fireworks are a chemical reaction, making blue takes a unique balance of chemical compositions and heat to get that vibrant hue.



3. Disney Is One of the Largest Fireworks Consumers in the U.S.


Anyone lucky enough to witness a firework display put on by Disney won’t have difficulty imagining where they stand in terms of firework consumption in the country. It is a nightly occurrence at all parks; you can expect to be blown away with their immersive storytelling experience.



4. Americans Spend $1.5 Billion on Fireworks Annually


Fireworks are deeply rooted in American history. According to CNBC, these days, in the U.S. alone, consumers spend around $1.5 billion on fireworks.


5. The World’s Largest Fireworks Show Was in the Philippines


The Guinness World Record holder for the largest firework display belongs to the Philippines. On January 1, 2016, Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church of Christ) put on a show that consisted of 810,904 fireworks, lasting an astonishing 61 minutes and 32 seconds.



Let’s Spark Something!

Now that you know more about fireworks that you might not have before, all you’re missing is the fireworks. Thankfully, at Jerry Pelfrey Fireworks, we can help provide you with endless firework options.


Whether you’re looking for a private show or wholesale purchases for a firework business of your own, you’ve come to the right place. Jerry Pelfrey Fireworks is the largest independent fireworks business in Kentucky. Contact us today by calling 606-367-5569.


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