I'm of Chinese decent, born some 2,000 years ago. Legend has it that a cook discovered my power when he happened to mix charcoal, sulphur and saltpeter together, then heated it all in a bamboo tube. I've certainly evolved over time, first becoming a big hit in Europe before putting on a big show twice a year in the U.S. I may be a tad loud, but I sure am pretty!
Who am I?
Last weeks answer: Rudolph the Red-Nosed reindeer