Knowledge of Chinese Culture
Chinese invented powder and are famous for
their firecrackers and fireworks. At New Year's time, they are continuously discharged,
for at that joyous season a perfect pandemonium reigns rampant. Sleep is almost out of the
question at night while house after house and shop after shop lets off its strings of
firecrackers, the rattling of the small artillery being accentuated by a louder boom every
little while from a bomb of larger size. Firecrackers and fireworks are also used in other
joyous events, such as marriages, processions, saints' days, feats.