NEW YEAR’S Eve is tomorrow, and traditionally the night’s sky will light up with spectacular fireworks and the odd sparkler or two as well.
If you’re not planning on heading to a larger organised display then you might be inclined to buy some bangers for your own back garden.
Those after a quiet night in will be stocking up the fridge with bubbles, but for the more danger prone, it’s not New Year’s Eve unless a few sparks fly.
Some shoppers might be unaware though that there are restrictions on when you can pick fireworks up from the supermarkets, and that’s if they’re selling them at all.
You can only buy fireworks (including sparklers) from registered sellers for private use between October 15 and November 10 for any bonfire night celebrations, or December 26 to December 31 for New Year displays.
So if you have spotted any in your local shop this festive season, they won’t have been there for long, and you won’t be able to pick them up beyond New Year’s Eve either.
You can also pick up fireworks usually three days before Diwali and Chinese New Year too for those celebrating the holidays a little later in the year.
Some supermarkets have scrapped sales altogether as they try to look out for animal welfare on a night where the sky can be particularly noisy.