Fireworks are a staple of Fourth of July celebrations in America. This tradition dates back to 1776.

However, many people may not know the origin of this tradition.

The history of Fourth of July fireworks is rich and fascinating. Let’s take a look.

Fireworks on the Fourth of July

Fireworks have a long history in the United States. (Roberto Schmidt/AFP via Getty Images)

  1. When did fireworks become popular for the Fourth of July?
  2. What is the history of the fireworks tradition?
  3. What actually happened on July 4, 1776?

1. When did fireworks become popular for the Fourth of July?

In 1777, the first organized Fourth of July celebrations took place in Philadelphia. These celebrations included fireworks that illuminated the night sky. According to The Pennsylvania Evening Post, the festivities were filled with joy and gladness.