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Diwali Cracker

Where am I? | 7-14 yrs | Reading Pod

Holy Moly, where am I ?

It’s colorful, hard and smells like fire.

Diwali Fireworks

In Hindu culture there’s a major winter holiday that can’t be missed, Diwali. Diwali is also known as the festival of lights. People light many small clay lamps called “diyas” around their homes to represent the victory of good over evil and is celebrated by millions of people around the world with fireworks.

Types of Crackers

There are many types of fireworks and crackers like phool jhadi, chakri, anar and I guess I’m in a rocket right now.

Initially, fireworks were only in orange and white. Somewhere around the middle ages, new colors were achieved by adding new salts and chemicals.

In case you must be wondering how varying colors are achieved, it’s all in these chemicals. For an example copper creates blue sparks while barium releases a greenish glow and sodium tends to burn yellow. Apparently, the hardest color to achieve is blue. This time, I don’t want to get out of here!

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