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TES Youth Exchange 2005: Fireworks and Fire festivities in Europe

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Fireworks and Fire festivities in EuropeStory: Fire rituals in Belgium
Tuesday, May 10 @ 14:59:06 CDT by fire2005 (1903 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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Fireworks and Fire festivities in EuropeStory: Estonians and fire
Tuesday, May 03 @ 16:50:25 CDT by fire2005 (1124 reads)
As we live in a dark and cold place, fire is a symbol of life...

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Fireworks and Fire festivities in EuropeStory: Fireworks in Romania
Monday, May 02 @ 11:51:24 CDT by fire2005 (1052 reads)

In Romania, fireworks representations take place especially on New Year’s Eve...



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Fireworks and Fire festivities in EuropeStory: Fireworks in Poland
Monday, May 02 @ 11:36:28 CDT by fire2005 (1054 reads)
Poland is not the origin of fireworks...

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Fireworks and Fire festivities in EuropeStory: Fireworks in France
Sunday, May 01 @ 12:13:59 CDT by fire2005 (2009 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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