The meaning of this emoji is usually used as a firecracker, as lit on Chinese New Year, Independence Day, or New Year’s Eve. Depicted as a red tube with a burning fuse, sometimes lined with gold rings at its base and top.
Firecracker is often used with 🎆 Fireworks and 🎇 Sparkler for various celebrations and holidays. Also applied to figurative senses of fire, e.g., slang hot, on fire (“excellent”).
While it may resemble a stick of dynamite on some platforms, several vendor designs, such as Google and Twitter’s, suggest the emoji is modeled after traditional Chinese firecrackers, as are strung together and lit on such occasions as Chinese New Year.
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