Fireworks have been associated with celebrations and the marking of special events in many cultures, faiths and countries for hundreds of years.
While historically the Fifth of November was a time for fireworks and bonfires in the UK they are now used to celebrate a wider range of events throughout the year.
Diwali - the Hindu festival of lights, which extends over five days, is the most popular of all the festivals from South Asia. It is celebrated by Hindus, Jains and Sikhs. Fireworks are an integral part of the celebrations.
Eid is a time for great celebration by Muslims worldwide and fireworks are part of the celebrations - usually on the first day of Eid.
In Chinese cultures fireworks are used to celebrate the New Year, weddings, births and religious festivals.