The Spring Festival in 2019 is coming. With a longing for the Spring Festival, I imagine the picture of the Spring Festival in my mind, as if crackling firecrackers were ringing in my ears. Setting off firecrackers is almost a custom that can stimulate the excitement of the Spring Festival. In the past, every family had to set off firecrackers to celebrate the arrival of the new year. However, in recent years, due to air pollution and safety problems, the state has explicitly prohibited cities from setting off fireworks and firecrackers, which is a great pity for celebrating the Spring Festival. However, for the sake of the urban environment and people's safety and health, it is still necessary to abide by the national regulations. Although we can't set off firecrackers, in our impression and cognition, the Chinese New Year is inseparable from setting off firecrackers. So why set off firecrackers during the Chinese new year? What should we pay attention to when setting off firecrackers in the new year? The small editor of this article will tell you.
Why do you set off firecrackers in the new year
Setting off firecrackers during the new year has a history of more than 2000 years in China. The earliest firecrackers were firecrackers, that is, they burst by burning bamboo. Setting off firecrackers in the new year comes from legend. It is said that long ago, there was a beast called Nian, which was very fierce and would come out to harm the people before New Year's Eve. Later, it was found that when bamboo sticks were burned at the door of the house (or pasted outside the house with red items), Nian animals would be scared away. Since then, every new year's Eve, every family pasted red couplets and set off firecrackers; It has become the most solemn traditional festival when every household has bright candles and waits for the new year. With the invention of gunpowder, gunpowder firecrackers replaced the bamboo firecrackers in the past. Therefore, many people used to set off firecrackers during the new year.
Setting off firecrackers means saying goodbye to the old and welcoming the new, implying a beautiful longing for the new year.
Precautions for setting off firecrackers
Although setting off firecrackers is a traditional Chinese New Year custom, there are injuries or fires caused by setting off firecrackers every year. Therefore, people should strictly abide by local laws, only set off firecrackers where they are allowed, and resolutely not where they are not allowed. At the same time, pay attention to the following precautions.
1. Keep away from explosives.
When setting off firecrackers, you should stay away from inflammables and explosives, such as firewood and grass piles, gas tanks, etc. once there is a danger, the consequences will be unimaginable.
2. Place it firmly before setting off.
When setting off firecrackers, they should be hung high or placed in a safe open space. At the same time, pay attention to whether there are people around. If there are people, don't let them go. When setting off firecrackers, do not hold them by hand, otherwise the firecrackers are easy to explode in a very short time, and the consequences are unimaginable. Firecrackers are usually lit with incense sticks, rarely with lighters and matches. Special attention should be paid to the use of open fire.
3. Keep the crowd away.
When setting off firecrackers, people should stay away as far as possible and not get close because of curiosity. If firecrackers sound too loud, you should also cover your ears with your hands.
4. Come closer later. After the firecrackers are lit, there may be firecrackers that do not explode temporarily. You should approach them later. Do not approach them immediately. You'd better approach them after 15 minutes to check the situation.
5. Children must set off firecrackers under their parents' care.
Parents should pay attention that children too young should not set off firecrackers, and older children should also be placed under the supervision of their elders to prevent accidents. Some children are afraid of firecrackers and other sounds. When setting off firecrackers, parents should also hold their children away from the sound source to prevent the explosion of firecrackers from scaring their children.
6. Buy firecrackers produced by regular manufacturers.
When purchasing products, fireworks products produced by regular factories that have passed the inspection shall be selected. When setting off firecrackers, strictly follow the setting off rules in the manual.
Setting off firecrackers will bring serious air pollution, including air pollution and noise pollution. To a certain extent, it will also affect people's hearing, sleep, fatigue, irritability and so on. Therefore, people should set off less or no firecrackers.