What are Firecrackers?
During the Chinese New Year especially in China, you will hear lots of loud bangs and see lots of bright colours that light up the sky. Just like in the Chinese New Year Story it is traditional to light fireworks and firecrackers to scare away Nian and any bad luck that remains in your house.
The louder the firecracker the better.
They often come in large strips of individually tightly wound up gunpowder rolls with a central fuse running along the whole length of the strip.