Noisy Burning Flowers in the Night Sky
Fireworks were invented in China, about two thousand years ago. At the origin, black powder − a mixture of saltpeter, charcoal, and sulfur probably invented by accident by a chef − was inserted in the hollow of a bamboo stick. This was thrown into a fire, after which the powder would ignite, and with the pressure building up, the bamboo tube would blast apart emitting a loud bang. Such a powerful sound was believed to scare off evil spirits, and fire crackers naturally started to accompany religious rituals. By the fifteenth century, fireworks were a traditional part of many other celebrations, such as weddings and special occasions. Today, celebrating the New Year represents the most popular time for fireworks across the world!
This soundscape can be used to desensitize your dog or cat to the sound of fireworks.