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To want to do my fireworks on remembrance sunday?

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Niamhisnotarealname Sun 09-Nov-14 13:30:31

It was always planned for tonight, best weather conditions over the weekend for where I am and all that.

However I'v just remembered that its remembrance Sunday today. Am I going to come across as totally insensitive?

OhYouBadBadKitten Sun 09-Nov-14 13:35:06

I think that's fine. Not too late though wink

You know Remembrance Sunday isn't just about the awful loss of those lives, it's also about commemorating them and celebrating them.

TheSpottedZebra Sun 09-Nov-14 13:35:54

No I don't think so, although you would have done had you done things over service times.

But it would be rude if you went on late at night - but normal rude, not Remembrance Sunday rude.

FrauHelgaMissMarpleandaChuckle Sun 09-Nov-14 13:36:28

It's not 5th November.

I'd be fuming if you did this near me - my dog doesn't like fireworks, I have to get doggy valium for him, and I'd be totally blindsided by it and unprepared.

chipsandpeas Sun 09-Nov-14 13:37:00

no but YABU for doing fireworks so long after bonfire night imo

Boomtownsurprise Sun 09-Nov-14 13:40:29

It's a week late. BU.

Figster Sun 09-Nov-14 13:41:23

It's too long past the 5th IMO it loses all significance if you not going to do it on the actual day. I wouldn't think it out of order because it's remembrance Sunday but i would be raising an eyebrow at anyone still doing fireworks now

KatieKaye Sun 09-Nov-14 13:42:40


Bonfire night is the 5th.

Fireworks are loud and frighten people and animals. People are prepared for this on the 5th, but not on any other random night.

Keep them until next year and don't piss your neighbourhood off by being selfish.

Shakirasma Sun 09-Nov-14 13:43:04

YABU, only because I'm completely fed up of it now, so are my friends with frightened pets and young children who can't sleep.

What ever happened to the time when fireworks were only done on November 5th and you couldn't buy anything louder than a banger?

TooMuchCantBreathe Sun 09-Nov-14 13:43:14

No nu most people are sensible enough to know a midweek 5/11 means two full weekends of fireworks. It being remembrance day is not an issue, remembering doesn't equal everything else stopping (apart from those 2 minutes obviously).

OraProNobis Sun 09-Nov-14 13:43:16

What Frau said. FFS - if it's crap weather on the 5th then I'm afraid that's hard luck. You can't keep this going until New Year you know - what will you do if it rains unexpectedly tonight?
Will have to leave this now as the whole ridiculous domestic firework situation and entitlement makes my piss boil over.

Niamhisnotarealname Sun 09-Nov-14 13:43:36

Its the weekend after bonfire night, you surely have to expect fireworks at least the weekend before, during and after?

I work in the week, shifts so unavailable for a family get together until this weekend.

Shakirasma Sun 09-Nov-14 13:45:22

Why should we have to expect it? It's very antisocial.

Redhead11 Sun 09-Nov-14 13:45:42

VVVUUUU! If you can't do it on bonfire night, then don't do it at all! If its raining, then tough. What is wrong with going to an organised display?

Floralnomad Sun 09-Nov-14 13:45:55

It's perfectly reasonable to have them tonight . The problem with the 5th being a Wednesday is that it meant there were 2 weekends that could be equally deemed suitable . The castle local to us is having its displays last night and tonight .

OraProNobis Sun 09-Nov-14 13:46:35

Redhead - YES YES and thrice YES smile

KatieKaye Sun 09-Nov-14 13:49:31

I don't expect fireworks on any other night than bonfire night and I think the folk that pick another random night of their choosing are selfish idiots.

You don't need fireworks for your family gathering. Unless you live in total isolation you know it is going to piss people off, so why on earth would you do this? Have a little consideration for other people.

Niamhisnotarealname Sun 09-Nov-14 13:49:34

I think its very funny that some people are getting their knickers in such a twist. its only a few fountains, sparklers and catherine wheels. Standard garden fireworks.

Chandon Sun 09-Nov-14 13:50:29

Organised display here tonight (poor village, can never afford on or near the actual date grin

Gillian1980 Sun 09-Nov-14 13:50:44

We have several organised firework displays happening in the city this weekend; fri, sat and sun evenings.

We have several animals who are totally freaked out by fireworks but we expect them last weekend, this weekend and inbetween.

FrauHelgaMissMarpleandaChuckle Sun 09-Nov-14 13:56:14

Once the date is past, then it's past, surely? Commemoration on the night. Especially for garden fireworks.

Incidentally, I'm not a fan of garden fireworks, so that may be clouding my judgement. I've seen a child burned by a sparkler, and we were once at a "garden fireworks" party where one of the rockets went whizzing round the garden at about 4 feet high and only pure luck stopped someone getting hurt.

TooMuchCantBreathe Sun 09-Nov-14 13:58:18

I think people are getting confused between what they would like to be normal and what is normal. Like it or not bonfire night has never been a one night on the 5th thing even when the 5th falls on a Saturday. Yes it's frustrating when you have animals and dc who don't like it but that's life. I have horses in a built up area and a nervy dog so am now on about 10 days of firework action plan, still don't think it's that big a deal tbh.

FrauHelgaMissMarpleandaChuckle Sun 09-Nov-14 14:00:28

Well, I don't live in a part of the UK where 5th November is the big night - here it's Halloween and it's only Halloween, regardless of what night of the week it is. And I don't do garden fireworks ever. I hate them, I think they're dangerous.

WorraLiberty Sun 09-Nov-14 14:00:41

I still can't believe the amount of people who only expect fireworks on bonfire night confused

There's Diwali, New Year and Chinese New Year too.

Times have changed so it's probably better to learn to expect, while they're still legal.

Having said that, as long as they're not being let off at silly times during the night. It's dark at 5pm now so there's no excuse for it.

shadowfax07 Sun 09-Nov-14 14:04:00

I do think it's disrespectful, yes. You had last Saturday, bonfire night and yesterday to let off fireworks, today is inappropriate.

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