Diverse Fireworks for Diverse Celebrations

Fireworks There is no better way to conclude a celebration than with a beautiful aerial display of fireworks. People have been using fireworks for celebrations for hundreds of years, and their popularity is not waning.

As technology improved, fireworks became more sophisticated. They now come in a variety of styles, colours, and effects. Though fireworks are appropriate for just about any celebration, some types are better suited for some celebrations than others. Fireworks International, a firework company in the UK, suggests the use of single ignition fireworks for weddings.

Single ignition fireworks, also known as a ‘cake’, utilises a mix of different types of fireworks that create a choreographed barrage of explosions. They are perfect for weddings because they are easy to light and do not need the help of a professional pyrotechnician.

Here are a few of the other basic types of fireworks:


Rockets are all-around fireworks. As one of the oldest types, they launch into the air at dizzying heights and explode in a shower of colours. Rockets can have differing effects but generally do not produce the large explosions associated with cannon shells.


Cannons are one of the most expensive types of fireworks because of their size and complexity. Cannons launch circular shells into the air, filled with fuel and oxidizer chemicals. These chemicals, made of salts or metal, are packed into the shell in a specialised arrangement. They produce bright colours and beautiful shapes as they explode. They are perfect for big celebrations, especially for New Year’s and Bonfire Night.

Wheels and Fountains

Wheels and fountains are ground level fireworks. Wheels are usually placed atop a pole. Once lighted, they spin and send sparks flying in different directions. Fountains, on the other hand, consist of a hollow tube filled with gunpowder. As it ignites, it shoots sparks up into the air, similar to a water fountain. These two types are perfect for sports stadiums and stage performances.


Sparklers are small, handheld fireworks consisting of a wand dipped in a combustible chemical. As it ignites, it produces a tiny plume of sparks. Sparklers are popular for personal celebrations and are commonly found decorating birthday cakes as a more festive alternative to regular candles.

No matter what the occasion, fireworks will always add something special to the festivities.