Traditionally, carbide shooting takes place on New Year's Eve (December 31) at several locations on the island.
Carbid is a composition between calcium and carbon and occurs in powder form or in the form of chunks. When carbide comes into contact with water, it causes a chemical reaction. This releases gas. This gas is used to shoot the ball into a milk can. You will then hear a loud bang.
Carbid shooting always takes place in the outlying areas, for example in the polder or on the beach.
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