A few days before New Years Eve, you will see lots and lots of side walk vendors selling different kinds of firecrackers. Because of a reported numerous accidents, loss of lives, limbs and properties caused by firecrackers and pyrotechnic devices, a yearly ban of this is being held. But is spite of this, still many Filipinos consider setting off of firecrackers as a traditional means to greet ad celebrate the New Years Eve.

There are a wide array of firecrackers available in the market and these are what Filipinos call “Paputok”.. just to name a few of them are such as Rebentador, Super Lolo, Super Pla Pla, Triangulo( triangularly shaped firecrackers), Bawang, Sinturon ni Judas (Judas Belt), Jumbo Fountain, Whiste Bomb, best selling firecrackers like Baby Rockets (Kuwitis), Luisis ,Watusi, Bulalakaw (Comets).

The biggest firecracker industry in the Philippines can be found in Bocaue and Santa Maria Bulacan, they supply most of the country’s demand for firecrackers. Recent years before, local manufacturers have been producing exciting aerial fireworks displays. In the Philippines, fireworks are a newcomer in aerial displays, despite that Filipino fireworks industry is about a century old.

It is a very busy day for all Filipino families on December 31, since it is usually a unofficial public holiday in the Philippines. People are busy preparing food for the media noche, rushing in to buy firecrackers in preparation for the New Year night holiday celebration. This is the best time of the year where children could enjoy blowing their plastic toy trumpets called “Torotot”. Torotot comes in different sizes, shapes and colors, a replica of a trumpet, Filipino style.