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Shamrocks and Sparkles: Celebrating St. Patrick's Day with Fireworks

Shamrocks and Sparkles: Celebrating St. Patrick's Day with Fireworks

St. Patrick's Day – a day of camaraderie, good cheer, and perhaps a pint or two of the black stuff.

It's a time when the streets fill with the sounds of celebration, and friends and strangers come together to honour the Irish spirit.

Within the laughter and banter, there's another tradition that's part of the St. Paddy's celebrations: fireworks.

In this article, we're diving into the world of St. Patrick's Day fireworks and sharing the best ones to add to your celebrations this year. So grab your rockets, and let's light up the night sky with some St. Paddy's Day magic.

History of Fireworks in St. Patrick's Day Celebrations

While the modern image of St. Patrick's Day often conjures up visions of parades, green beer, and traditional music, the inclusion of fireworks in the celebrations has a rich history of its own.

The tradition of incorporating fireworks into St. Patrick's Day festivities can be traced back to Ireland's long-standing love affair with pyrotechnics. Historically, fireworks were used in various cultural and religious celebrations throughout Ireland, including St. Patrick's Day, as early as the 18th century.

From small-scale displays in local communities to grand showcases in larger cities, fireworks became an integral part of the annual celebration of Ireland's patron saint.

As Irish immigrants spread their traditions and customs to other parts of the world, they brought with them the tradition of using fireworks to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Today, St. Patrick's Day fireworks displays are held in cities and towns across the globe, from Dublin to New York City, as a nod to Ireland's rich cultural heritage and as a way to honour the spirit of St. Patrick himself.

In recent years, the popularity of St. Patrick's Day fireworks has only continued to grow, with more communities embracing the tradition and incorporating fireworks into their annual celebrations.

The Best Fireworks To Celebrate St. Patrick's Day

Solar Flare

Noise Rating: 9/10
Firework Classification: 1.3G
Described as a 'time rain willow with green-blue dahlia' effect, in layman's terms, it boasts a colossal silver spherical burst with a vibrant green centre that sparkles and dances with golden and silver hues as it unfurls – an absolutely breathtaking sight.

RRP: £39.99
Epic Price: £19.98
Buy Solar Flare today


Chaos 19 Shot

No. of Shots: 19
Approx Firework Duration: 35 Sec
Noise Rating: 8/10
Firework Classification: 1.3G
Chaos is truly a spectacle to behold. Upon ignition, vibrant bursts of greens and purples erupt into the sky, resembling a mesmerizing palm tree effect. Alongside these stunning displays are immense strobing bursts, accompanied by trails of green and twinkling red stars that shimmer like rubies in the night sky.

RRP: £49.99
Epic Price: £24.96
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Thalia 25 Shot

No. of Shots: 25
Approx Firework Duration: 25 Sec
Fan Firing
Noise Rating: 8/10
Thalia has impressive 30mm tube sizes, delivering large bursts that dominate the sky. Firing in sets of five, the initial shots rise with thick golden charcoal tails, creating golden brocades and a mix of green and blue stars above blue and green strobing mines. Subsequent shots introduce white and red stars amidst more brocade bursts.Thalia offers a professional-looking and visually stunning display at varying heights, exceeding expectations with its charm and charisma.

RRP: £69.99
Epic Price: £39.96
Buy Thalia 25 Shot today

Green Smoke Flare

Approx Duration: 60 Sec
Noise Rating: 0/10
Beginning with a vivid green flame, this fires for approximately 30 seconds, then changes to a silver sparkling fountain effect for a further 30 seconds.

RRP: £14.99
Epic Price: £9.96
Buy Green Smoke Flare today

Whizz Wheel

Approx Duration: 45 Sec
Noise Rating: 3/10 
The mighty Whizz Wheel, equipped with six powerful motors that ensure an exhilarating spin lasting approximately 45 seconds. As it whirls into action, this captivating firework emits a display of vibrant green, red, and yellow sparks creating a stunning spectacle.

RRP: £14.99
Epic Price: £7.98
Buy Whizz Wheel today



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