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Re: Fireworks - Bonfire night

Bit too late now, but does anyone fancy organising something in Zurich for next year. Is Oldhand still around to give advice?
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Old 05.11.2007, 20:16
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But on Aug 1 and New Year's Eve every man and his dog lets off enormous fireworks, and I'm sure none of them have a permit? Or are there exemptions granted for those special days? Perhaps this is a law which just isn't enforced?
The Saturday afternoon before the last 1st of August I saw someone let off a fairly small firework on the street. A couple of police popped out of the station (yes, he'd done this about 10 metres from the police station), and after a swift id check they asked him to accompany him into the station.

He got a CHF 100 fine.
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Re: Fireworks - Bonfire night

Can somebody tell me if it is ok to light sparklers in CH in the late evening on our terrace with our friends? or is it illegal? We have festival of Diwali on Friday night and have organised a pot luck . Children will be very dissapointed if they can't have sparklers for the evening as it is something they enjoy and look forward too. We don't do fireworks, only sparklers.Also appreciate if anyone knows where to get sparklers in geneva at this time of the year.

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Mark if you have any kind of gathering which includes letting off fireworks you need a permit. I'm not talking sparklers here.
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Can somebody tell me if it is ok to light sparklers in CH in the late evening on our terrace with our friends? or is it illegal? We have festival of Diwali on Friday night and have organised a pot luck . Children will be very dissapointed if they can't have sparklers for the evening as it is something they enjoy and look forward too. We don't do fireworks, only sparklers.Also appreciate if anyone knows where to get sparklers in geneva at this time of the year.

stoopid question maybe,but are sparklers the thingies that look like giant matches and then glow red,green or with stars?

If yes, you can certainly use them on your balcony at night.

Luckily for you the shops stock up on Christmas stuff and it's very well possible that you find some on their display, my local big branch of migros sells them where the childrens birthday stuff is ( you know fancy hats,candles,guirlandes etc).

Other places to look for them would be a large 'Bastelladen' 'Magasin des Bricolages' ( crafts shop).

AFAIK, it's illegal to light fireworks out of August first and New Years Eve,unless you have a Bewilligung from the local police or council.
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Re: Fireworks - Bonfire night

AFAIK, it's illegal to light fireworks out of August first and New Years Eve,unless you have a Bewilligung from the local police or council. __________________

Can anyone tell me how easy it is to get a Bewilligung from the local police / council to light fireworks. Has anyone been through the process or tried to go through the process. Just want to set of a few fireworks on the 8th November and have a few friends round!
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There is a Guy Fawkes Bonfire night organised by the English Speaking Club Baden/Brugg.

http://people.web.psi.ch/maden/esc/esc_programme.html

Apparently its somewhere in the sticks though. You need a car to get to it.

Arrggghhh the link's busted! Anyone got directions / details of the thing?
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Arrggghhh the link's busted! Anyone got directions / details of the thing?
Here's the link but there doesn't seem to be anything listed for Bonfire night:
http://www.esc-bb.ch/programme/2008-1/index.html
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Old 03.11.2008, 00:24
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Re: Fireworks - Bonfire night

Quite a few years ago when I organized a bommie night for charity I needed a permit from the commune where it was held. We had a fantastic night made money for the charity but I would never, ever put my name on a permit again for such a celebration.

I had calls weeks, well months after from people complaining that we didn't gather the spent fireworks up. I ask you how do you track a rocket?

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You got a no. Brekkie?
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Re: Fireworks - Bonfire night

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South Africa - can't remember any guy fawkes there, but I'm sure I'll be corrected on that point.
Sadly, we get the horrid things! All year - for some reason (even though they are illegal without a permit), our poor dogs have to survive through Duvali for four days (really sorry - have no idea how to spell that), Guy Fawkes for a week, New years, Christmas etc etc. We have "street vendors" who run in and out of the traffic pawning this stuff off on the idiots who couldn't be bothered to warn the neighbours. So our vet keeps us in a steady supply of doggy tranqs. Sometimes it's great - no sudden big bangs. I remember once apon a time, we used to have big professional displays and the organisers would make every effort to ensure that the animals in the area were not traumatised by sending out notices and offering calming pills.
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Arrggghhh the link's busted! Anyone got directions / details of the thing?
Oh Flip! That link was two years old? Doh!
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Re: Fireworks - Bonfire night

Anyone know of anything happening in Geneva/Lausanne area please?
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Re: Fireworks - Bonfire night

Well it's 2009 now, and I'm on the hunt for any 5-11 celebrations in the Basel area. Gunpowder, treason and plot optional, fireworks and a bonfire mandatory.
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Re: Fireworks - Bonfire night

Oh how i miss bonfire night !
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Re: Fireworks - Bonfire night

Me too, bonfire, jacket spuds, sausages, mulled wine and of course a few fireworks.

Maybe we should start thinking of a gig for next year, any takers for the Licence? I would help out with food etc. Ideas for venue?
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Old 04.11.2009, 22:37
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Re: Fireworks - Bonfire night

Just to make you homesick, here is our local fireworks from a couple of weeks ago. (Held early for the anniversatry of The Battle of Hastings)

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Re: Fireworks - Bonfire night

Bonfire Night ?

Are we celebrating the fact that he had a go at blowing up Parliment?
Or celebrating because he got caught?

Just a thought.
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Old 05.11.2009, 16:45
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Now this sounds like fun could not just change the poster for Minarets have Guy Fawkes on it with Union Jack as the flag

Just joking before anyone gets the hump!
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