Wednesday, September 26, 2012

B is for biān pào 鞭炮

Chinese invented gunpowder in the 9th century and used it for firecrackers and fireworks. Chinese light firecrackers during Chinese New Year. People believe that fire and noise will scare away evil spirits and bad luck. Celebrating new year with firecrackdrs if fun! But be safe. Do not hold firecrackdrs in hand after lighting. 
They want to know how to set off firecrackers.
We made paper firecrackers. We put them into string and used a chopstick to hang them.
I find some interesting vintage firecracker labels. Each has a story to tell.

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