How do fireworks work?

How do fireworks work?

As Hong Kong prepares for it annual New Year fireworks and light show, we explore how the colourful pyrotechnic devices actually work

Hong Kong is ringing in the New Year with a HK$14 million fireworks display and light show over Victoria Harbour, but how do the colourful pyrotechnic devices actually work? Young Post’s Multimedia Producer Doris Wai explains what the different parts of a firework do, and what chemicals are used to create different colours in these two infographics.




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