How firecrackers were invented

Whether it is Chinese New Year, Chinese New Year, marriage, advancement to school, building completion, store opening, etc., as long as it is a joyous event, people are used to celebrating with firecrackers.

This custom has been in China for more than 2,000 years. Jingchu Chronicles once recorded that when the first day of the first month of the first month of the roar, everyone got up and put firecrackers in their yard to repel the evil spirits. At that time, there was no gunpowder and no paper, and people burned bamboo with fire to make it burst out to sound the god of plague. Although this is a superstition, it reflects the ancient working people s desire for Antai.

Alas, firecrackers are also known as explosive poles, presumably burning a long bamboo pole one by one, continuously emitting a blasting sound. The Early Spring verse of Nanchang poets came: The new calendar only opened half a sheet of paper , and the small pavilions were gathered together. It was the scene of burning bamboo poles during the Spring Festival.

Later, after continuous chemical tests, alchemists discovered that saltpeter, sulfur, and charcoal could cause combustion and explosion, so they invented gunpowder. Some people put gunpowder in a bamboo tube to emit it, and the sound is louder, which has fundamentally changed the ancient custom of burning bamboo. During the Northern Song Dynasty, the folks had appeared gunpowder wrapped in roll paper, and there was a difference between single ring and double ring. It was renamed explosive battle and later changed to firecracker.

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