Fireworks in November is just wrong

I love fireworks. Love them. But these Brits are so non-seasonal with the upcoming Bonfire night fireworks (5 Nov.). I got so confused in the grocery store last night when I walked in and saw the big displays of fireworks for sale. “That’s a summer thing, ” I thought to myself, completely forgetting it was almost bonfire night. Fireworks are for the 4th of July, the Minneapolis Aquatennial, the Taste of Minnesota, and the State Fair. It’s all over by labor day and not on the radar again until New Year’s eve and then not again until after Memorial Day. You can always tell when I’m homesick, can’t you? The Minnesota talk gets overwhelming. I leave for the US east coast for a conference in 22 days and will be in MN in 28 days. And counting. Must go to Target…

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3 responses to “Fireworks in November is just wrong

  1. > But these Brits are so non-seasonal with the upcoming Bonfire night fireworks (5 Nov.).

    You obviously know nothing about the seasonal pre-Christian festival of Samhain – an auctumnal fire festival to which Bonfire Night is strongly connected.

    Also, what would be the point of fireworks in summer, when British skies are still light until well past 10 at night?

  2. Correct, I know nothing about Samhain. But in the US for independence day in early July, barely weeks after the solstice, it was staying up until the fireworks started late at night that added to the sense of holiday. Nothing beats the fireworks they set off over the Mississippi river in Minneapolis on a hot and muggy evening.

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