Buying Firecrackers

Celebrations revolving around the Fourth of July and New Year’s Eve inevitable focus on fireworks at some point in the night. Setting off a string of firecrackers is a fun and festive way that many enthusiasts of fireworks enjoy the evening. So, it goes without saying, the days leading up to these big holidays brings about an influx in people buying firecrackers. Depending on where you live, you may be buying firecrackers at a roadside stand near the end of June and December or most any day on the calendar at a year-round store. However, dates of operation for fireworks stores are regulated by each state and local government, so check it out before you go.

A convenient resource for buying firecrackers is via a reputable online store such as All Sparks Fireworks. Customers can enjoy browsing, shopping and buying firecrackers with 24-hour a day, 7-day a week availability. Plus, there is usually a much larger selection that at a small roadside vendor. When buying firecrackers online, you’ll gain lots of extra time that would have been wasted on aimlessly cruising for fireworks outside the county lines.  You can use this time savings to plan a bigger and better fireworks display!  Another benefit of buying firecrackers online is that can be shipped right to your doorstep for the easiest firework fix ever.


While most of us call these little explosive devices firecrackers, some people use other interchangeable nicknames such as noise-makers, crackers, bungers or bangers. You might keep this these colloquial differences in mind when buying firecrackers. Firecrackers are actually simple to manufacture and set off.  A straightforward recipe of pyrotechnic chemicals (basically gunpowder) is wrapped inside a heavy paper casing that is outfitted with a fuse. Once the fuse is lit, the user will experience an explosion accompanied by a small flash of light, smoke and a loud report  -- all in just a fraction of a second.

If you are still looking for the best place to buy firecrackers, consider your need. Do your just want a few “penny packs” featuring just a half-dozen or so firecrackers or do you require a larger “brick” containing up to a 120 or more firecrackers? For those pyro-minded folks who really want to bang it up, firecrackers also come in massive rolls of 1,000, 2,000, 4,000 and even rolls of 16,000 or more.  The record books report that at a 2006 Chinese New Year celebration, a continuous string of fireworks popped through the day and night for 22-hours straight!

Even though most firecrackers are relatively small, less than an inch long, they still pack a big pop and should be handled with care. If kids, ‘tweens or teens are into buying fireworks, they may be out of luck because the legal age is 18 years in most states – 16 years in some. However, underage people may usually still use firecrackers if they are being supervised by an adult. And, when done enjoying these fireworks, please pick up the trash – but, douse with water first before sticking in a trash can to ensure that all embers are completely extinguished.

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