|Story: Fire rituals in Belgium|
Tuesday, May 10 @ 14:59:06 CDT by fire2005 (1860 reads)
|Anonymous writes "Still nowadays Easter fires are lit every year on Easter day to celebrate the return of the light and Spring time."
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|Story: Estonians and fire|
Tuesday, May 03 @ 16:50:25 CDT by fire2005 (1079 reads)
|As we live in a dark and cold place, fire is a symbol of life...|
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|Story: Fireworks in Romania|
Monday, May 02 @ 11:51:24 CDT by fire2005 (1009 reads)
In Romania, fireworks representations take place especially on New Year’s Eve...
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|Story: Fireworks in Poland|
Monday, May 02 @ 11:36:28 CDT by fire2005 (1014 reads)
|Poland is not the origin of fireworks...|
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|Story: Fireworks in France|
Sunday, May 01 @ 12:13:59 CDT by fire2005 (1924 reads)
The history of fireworks in France began around the 17th century at the court of the king Louis the XIVth. Originally fireworks were not shown for themselves, but only during theatre representations as an illustration of it. The first fireworks weren’t colored, and were just supposed to imitate fire, but afterwards colors were added on it to create more complex visual effects.
Nowadays, fireworks are used for special events celebrations. Sometimes new year is celebrated with fireworks in big cites, but this is not a generalized custom. In summer, many historical shows including fireworks are organized in castles (the most famous one taking place in Le Puy du Fou in Vendée). We have also an international festival called Les Nuits de Feu dedicated to fireworks in Picardie, with a most beautiful fireworks contest.
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