Fireworks have been associated with celebrations and the marking of special events in many cultures, faiths and countries for hundreds of years.
Every year on 5 November, people across the UK celebrate Bonfire Night, also known as Guy Fawkes Night. There will be large bonfires and firework displays organised by community groups. Residents may also let off fireworks, use sparklers and have smaller fires in their own gardens. Most of the fireworks and bonfires will happen on 5 November, but people may also set off fireworks in the days and weeks before and after as well.
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.