You'd think the 4th of July was already here!

@dragon54u (31637)
United States
June 30, 2008 6:56am CST
Last night I thought I heard thunder and went outside but it was just fireworks. All over the neighborhood and to the north were huge booms, cracks and whistles of fireworks. The kids on my block were throwing poppers (harmless and not too loud) and lighting off firecrackers and bigger stuff. Fireworks are legal here but not within the city limits. Poor Cookie goes nuts and Gus just hides and shivers. Last year, my first one here, this stared about mid-June and went on through the end of July. This year they're starting late and I sure hope they stop right after the holiday! Do you have this kind of thing where you live? If you aren't in the U.S., do you have holidays that involve fireworks?
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@kingcrapper (1538)
• United States
30 Jun 08
I live in the States and have been invited to several parties for the 4th. I had to drive to another town and in the dark I saw some kids lighting up some fireworks down the block and it made me think: oh no, summer is almost half over! I have the summer off so it is really important to me to make the best of it. I was in Canada a few years back and I actually saw their fireworks show before heading into the States for ours. It sure was a sweet summer.
@dragon54u (31637)
• United States
30 Jun 08
I love fireworks, always have. I was ticked off last night, not because they were making so much noise but because I couldn't see them!
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@Hatley (164222)
• Garden Grove, California
1 Jul 08
fireworks are totally illegal here but you still hear them going off all over the county wow. four houses herein tustin last year had their roofs set on fire from rockets thrown on top the roofs. its just not worth it. we have a local fireworks display done by professionals and we always attend that.
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@dragon54u (31637)
• United States
1 Jul 08
It's unbelievable what people will do and not think of others. Most don't think of them going on the roofs, but isn't that what parents are for, to teach things like that?!
@GreenMoo (11837)
20 Jul 08
Are they illegal on a state to state basis in the US? They're not illegal everywhere are they?
• Philippines
2 Jul 08
I love fireworks. Here in the Philippines, everyone uses fireworks for the New year celebration. This is a tradition. I think it started from China - the belief that noise and lights can shoo off bad things. I love seeing fireworks display.
@dragon54u (31637)
• United States
3 Jul 08
I've loved them since I was a child and I never get tired of seeing them! I hope I'll be able to see the display, or part of it, from my house.
• United States
1 Jul 08
Man. I was just talking about this earlier. We live in a apartment and for the past few days its been making me crazy. It keeps you awake and its so annoying hearing people yelling and lighting them off right next to our windows.
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@dragon54u (31637)
• United States
1 Jul 08
Makes you want to pull out a can of Whup A$$, doesn't it? People like that need a 2x4 upside the head.
@GreenMoo (11837)
30 Jun 08
It's exactly the same on Bonfire Night in the UK. Fireworks start going on weeks in advance of the night, and carry on for weeks after. It's very difficult for pet owners as there isn't just one night to keep their pets at home for. I blame the fact that larger and larger fireworks are availabel to provate individuals, and easily available. I saw fireworks in the supermarket, boxes and boxes of them! I don't think fireworks at home is a good idea. There are so many firework related injuries that you'd think other people would think the same, but obviously not as the trend is on the up. I'd prefer to go to a big display myself, and see bigger and better fireworks, and more of them too, set off in safety. In Portugal, you aren't allowed to set off fireworks during the drier months due to the risk of fire. The village festas during the summer sometimes have tape recordings of fireworks going off, which I think is hysterical! Sorta misses the point, don't you think?!
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@dragon54u (31637)
• United States
30 Jun 08
That's very creative of the Portuguese! Walmart is full of fireworks, which I think is idiotic. There are so many injuries, as you say, and houses set afire because of irresponsible people. I, too, would rather see a nice big display but I'll be with my poor doggies. It's not fair to leave them home alone and terrified.
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