Why do we celebrate New Year’s Eve?
New Year’s Eve is one of the largest global celebrations as it marks the last day of the year, December 31, before the New Year. Many of us celebrate New Year’s Eve to say our goodbyes to the current year that ends and to welcome the new year.
What does the law say?
If you’re planning to do your own fireworks display, there are 2 things you should remember:
- Make sure you don’t set off or throw fireworks (including sparklers) in the street or other public places
- Make sure you don’t do any fireworks after 1am
Be considerate of your neighbours
Please be aware that you’re not allowed to light bonfires or let off fireworks in communal areas of A2Dominion properties - this includes shared gardens and courtyards, however you can do so on your own property.
Be careful when you’re handling fireworks
Fireworks can be dangerous if not used safely:
- Make sure you always have a bucket of water on hand just in case
- Ensure you light them using a longer lighting device, at an arm’s length and pointing them away from buildings or other people
- Don’t use a cigarette lighter or matches to do this and don’t go near a firework once it’s lit as it could still explode
- Keep naked flames, including cigarettes, away from them
- Shut your windows and doors so lit fireworks don’t accidentally end up inside your home
- Sparklers can get extremely hot, which means they’re not suitable for young children, and shouldn’t be used indoors
Taking simple steps like this will make sure you have a fun but safe New Year’s Eve.
We’d like to take this time to wish you and your loved ones a Happy and safe New Year!