The Chinese New Year is often celebrated with the addition of fireworks, which we supply many families in making their new year celebration something to remember. We offer firework delivery for the Chinese New Year, direct to your door!
The History Of Chinese Fireworks
The Chinese New Year happens at the end of January or the beginning of February every year. It’s one of the most important traditional festivals in China and, as one of the many customs, setting off fireworks is integral to the celebrations.
The Chinese believe that fire and noise can dispel bad luck and scare away evil spirits. As the legend goes, a monster called Nian would come out to eat villagers and destroy their houses on each New Year’s Eve. The villagers discovered that burning dry bamboo to produce an explosive sound scared away the monster. Therefore, it has become a tradition to create fire and noise every Chinese New Year.
Thousands of years ago, Chinese people found that by adding gunpowder to hollow bamboo sticks and throwing it on a fire, you could experience a loud blast. This was the birth of Chinese fireworks.
Now, it’s custom to light fireworks before New Year’s Eve dinner to invite ancestors to celebrate the festival together, at the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Day to scare away evil spirits and on New Year’s Day morning before opening the door to go out to symbolise good luck for the year.
Shop Chinese New Year Fireworks
Chinese fireworks are the traditional type of fireworks used at this celebration. They are incredibly high-quality and will provide a spectacular display at your home. With the vast range of Chinese New Year Fireworks available, you’re sure to put on the perfect display for your guests to celebrate this tradition the right way.
Let’s Party Fireworks have a great collection of Chinese fireworks to inspire your displays and we’re here to help you pick the perfect products no matter your budget or scale. A good firework show will last around 10 to 20 minutes and you should start with smaller, multi-shot fireworks to begin with to grab attention and build up excitement. Next, add some fountain fireworks and compound fireworks before ending with an array of large and small rocket fireworks that will light up the sky and the eyes of your guests.
Chinese New Year Fireworks Safety Precautions
To get the most out of your fireworks, you need to make sure you’re ensuring the safety of yourself and your guests. To make sure everything goes smoothly and you guarantee the safety of yourself and the people around you. Before you begin, you should always check the instructions and safety warnings on your Chinese New Year fireworks and then follow the below tips to always ensure you’re creating safe yet fun displays:
You should keep your fireworks in a closed, fireproof box and take them out one at a time, closing the box immediately after removal
Never keep fireworks in your pocket
Never give fireworks to children
Carefully read and comply with the safety instructions on each firework
Only one person should be in charge of the fireworks
Always light fireworks at arm’s length and stand well back
Never return to a lit firework that has failed to fire
Hold sparklers in a gloved hand one at a time. When finished, put the sparkler hot end down in a bucket of water
Make sure there is a safe distance between the firework and those watching – your fireworks should include a safe watch distance
Never throw fireworks
Chinese New Year Fireworks FAQs
What is the Chinese New Year?
The Chinese New Year is centred around removing the old and bad and welcoming the new and good. It’s a time to worship ancestors, exorcise evil spirits and pray for a good harvest. Chinese New Fireworks are one of the many traditions that help to scare off bad spirits whilst celebrating all the good to come.
What date is Chinese New Year 2023?
The next Chinese New Year is on Sunday 22nd January 2023 and is the year of the rabbit.
Is my garden big enough to let off Chinese New Year fireworks in the UK?
Many of our fireworks are labelled as category 3 which is recommended to have a 25-meter viewing distance. A lot of our fireworks are also category 2 which means the recommended viewing distance is 5 meters which makes them suitable for most garden sizes. Only categories 2 and 3 have relevance to customer display fireworks. If your garden is narrow or has overhanging trees, you should keep this in mind when choosing your fireworks, or speak to one of our experts for guidance on the best cheap fireworks for your garden.
Are Chinese fireworks safe?
All Chinese fireworks are 100% compliant with strict UK legislation. Their professional management team and labs are dedicated to rigorous testing to ensure the firework is safe to use. With all our fireworks, you will receive safety instructions to follow. If followed correctly, your firework should be easily enjoyed without worry.