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A small boy trying to catch confetti at a wedding in Germany
Confetti lors d'un evènement artistique
Confetti in a pile.

Confetti are small pieces of paper or other material that is thrown into the air at a celebration such as party or a wedding.[1] Confetti comes in a variety of colors and shapes.

In some places including Europe,[2] the use of confetti is banned due to health problems of people, animals[3] or the earth, or due to the work needed to clean up the confetti afterward.[4] Foil and plastic confetti are not biodegradable.[5] Some cans are illegal due to banned items in them.[6]

The first known use of confetti was in 1815, as the Italian word "confetto" meaning "sweetmeat".[7]

References[change | change source]

  1. Definition of confetti from Oxford Dictionaries Online, web: [1] Archived 2011-05-30 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. " - Powered by Network Solutions". Retrieved 2022-12-31.
  3. "Is Confetti Biodegradable? - Thinking Sustainably". 2021-08-14. Retrieved 2022-12-31.
  4. Julia, Karen (2022-01-01). "A Guide to Wedding Confetti Etiquette". Karen Julia Photography. Retrieved 2022-12-31.
  5. "Is Confetti Biodegradable? (And Alternatives to Confetti) - Conserve Energy Future". 2022-02-07. Retrieved 2022-12-31.
  6. US EPA, OECA (2013-05-09). "Confetti String Clean Air Orders Settlement". Retrieved 2022-12-31.
  7. "Definition of CONFETTI". Retrieved 2022-12-31.