no, it is an english tradition celebrating the fact that the plot to blow up the houses of parliament & put an imposter on the throne was foiled.<br />
however i do agree with them only being set off on november 5th !
I am generally for more freedom than less, but I do see fireworks as a potential hazard to others. They create air pollution and often bits and pieces of them are left on the ground. I get concerned on our 4th of July here in the states, because we often have cut hay laying in our field around that time and one of our neighbors is not careful with their fireworks. I really don't want to see my home and neighborhood go up in flames, because of someone else's carelessness. I believe licensing is a good idea. Freedom, yet with responsibility.
They are banned for private use where I live ... but that doesn't stop anyone, unfortunately.
In the US, you are not aloud to buy things like Mortars unless you have a license, are warding off unwanted birds, or warning an oncoming train of danger.
Actually in my state, WA mortars are legal...and a ton of other load *** fireworks.
I dread the fourth of July every year. They start selling the fireworks a week before the 4th, and supposedly you can only set them off like the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th. In practice I hear fireworks until about 12am from the day they start selling them and a week after. Sucks.
The point is, everyone says that on July 4th and December 31st, they are all trying to get rid of unwanted wild birds with hundreds of dollars of explosives.
Nope, I love fireworks. HOWEVER, I think people shouldn't be able to shoot them off later than 12am, as most people have to go to sleep for work the next day.
Wow .. most people who I know who work go to bed by 10 or 11 ... Midnight is pretty late to be making that much noise.
True, I guess.
I like it. You begin to weed out the idiots. <br />
Y'know, the under age youths who shoot fireworks at each other.
Yes i do.
Bloody Chinese. No offense meant.