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What triggered me to write this short explanatory article was that I noticed quite a few people around me had a hard time distinguishing...

Put simply, firework displays are not risk free. It is, of course, vital that the risks are carefully assessed and managed and are as...

I realize that the word genius is frequently overused in today’s highly inventive world, but in this case it is entirely apropos. And honestly,...

How do fireworks whistle? Short synopsis: Fireworks can be made to whistle by using a hollow tube and a special “whistle powder”. These hollow tubes...

Welcome to the wonderful world of traditional Italian fireworks! Written by Marcel Hanse & Leendert van Buren Italian fireworks are very special and well known for...

How are colored flames created? And why is the color blue such a difficult color to create? And when did people see the first...

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Fireworks Festivals & Events

The 31st of December can never be said to be a normal day in a normal week, it is of course “New Year’s Eve,’...

Columns

  The Dutch really love fireworks—insanely love fireworks. Maybe that’s an understatement, but it is definitely factual nonetheless, and rarely stated as a simple sentence...

PyroClubs

One of the aspects which makes this event so special is all of the displays are produced by hobbyists.  Many display companies offer their...

Pyrotechnic Magazine - Interviews

Pyrotechnic Magazine interviews Wiki creator Scott Smith After 5 years of intensely developing some of the best-rated electronic display equipment in the United States, Scott...