Let's explore some of the Guiness world records related to fireworks. The following explosive records have been taken from the Guinness world records website site.
1. Largest aerial firework shell
On 9 September 2014, the largest aerial firework is fired at the Japanese Katakai-Matsuri Festival in Honshu, Japan. Now an annual event, the "Yonshakudama" shell is loaded into a pipe canon every 9th and 10th September.
At 120 cm (just over 47 in) in diameter and weighing 460 kg (1,014 lb), the firework was created by Honda Masanori's Katakai Fireworks Co in Niigata Prefecture, Japan, and cost around $1,500 (£1,150; €1,330) at 2016 prices.
2. Highest fireworks on a buildingOn New Year's Eve 2015, the world's tallest building – the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates – hosted a display in which fireworks erupted from every side (and the top) of the 828-m (2,716-ft 6-in) skyscraper. In a little under 10 minutes, more than 1.6 tonnes (3,527 pounds) of fireworks were released.
3. Most firework shells launched per minuteDubai has a history of putting on extravagant pyrotechnics shows to welcome the new year in. The 2013 event broke the record for the most firework shells launched per minute as 479,651 shells were fired in just six minutes – an incredible rate of 79,941 fireworks per minute.
4. Largest firework map of the world
The same show included the "World Islands" resort in the Persian Gulf.
Taking the form of a map of the world via 300 islands, the view from above the islands showed all seven continents of the world. During the display, air-burst shells outlined each of the continents in a pyrotechnic depiction of the Earth's landmasses.
5. Largest firework display
The largest firework display consisted of 810,904 fireworks and was achieved by Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church of Christ) (Philippines), at the Countdown to 2016 New Year Celebrations, in the Philippine Arena, Ciudad de Victoria Bocaue Bulacan, Manila, Philippines, on 1 January 2016.
The display began at the stroke of midnight 2016 and lasted for 1 hour 1 minute 32.35 seconds, in the pouring rain.
6. Largest "sparkler" candle
On New Year's Eve 2015, the 28-year-old Yuriy Yaniv from Kiev, Ukraine, set alight an unusual composite firework of his own creation. It comprised 10,000 sparklers bound tightly together in a ceramic pot with cardboard, dirt and kitchen tin foil. In all, it weighed around 50 kg (110 pounds). The firework's ignition create a gigantic tower of sparks covering around 2 m (6.5 ft) in diameter.
7. First multi-sensory firework display
For the London, UK, New Year's Eve display of 2013–14, fireworks were complemented by taste and smell.
Around 50,000 people watching between Westminster Bridge and Hungerford Bridge experienced different-coloured fireworks matched to fruity flavours in smell and taste.
8. Largest Catherine wheel
The largest Catherine wheel measured 32.044 m (105 ft 1.56 in) in diameter and was built by Lily Fireworks Factory, in Mqabba, Malta, on 18 June 2011. The structure was free-standing and the Catherine wheel completed 4 revolutions under its own propulsion.