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09/11/2020

Diwali

Background From the 13th day of the dark half of the lunar month Ashvina to the 2nd day of the light half of lunar month Karttika (between mid-October and mid-November), millions of Hindus, Sikhs and Jains celebrate Diwali (the festival of light) across 5 consecutive days. In detail, Diwali is a festival of new beginnings and the triumph of good over evil, and light over darkness. The date of the festival changes each year, but usually falls between October and November. This year it begins on Thursday 12th November. Lasting... Read More

02/11/2020

SSHHH! – Low Noise Fireworks

We are aware of the concerns raised regarding the noise of fireworks – especially for those of you who are pet owners, parents of young children and who have elderly relatives. Due to such concern, we now offer a wide variety of low noise fireworks for sale online and in store! Firstly, these multishots offer you the opportunity to still celebrate Bonfire Night with a home firework display just with a much lower noise level. Additionally, you’ll be pleased to know that none of these single ignition fireworks lack in... Read More

31/10/2020

The Best of The Best

It’s that time of year again – the day of wellies, fairground rides, burgers and sparklers is just around the corner! If you haven’t guessed what I’m talking about yet, its BONFIRE NIGHT! To honour this historic Guy Fawkes event lets take a look back at some of the best firework displays in the world. New Year’s Eve, Sydney, Australia Some people would say that Sydney Harbour is one of the best places on the planet to ring in the new year. Every year over 1.5 million people attend this... Read More

27/10/2020

The Day of the Dead

Day of the Dead – Background The Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday also known as el Día de los Muertos. It is a celebration whereby families welcome back the souls of their deceased relatives for a fleeting reunion. The holiday is celebrated each year from 31st October – 2nd November. The roots of this festivity date back around 3,000 years to the rituals honouring the dead in pre-Columbian Mesoamerica. A cyclical view of the universe was held by the Aztecs and other Nahua people, living in what... Read More

20/10/2020

Bonfire Night – Its History & Modern Celebrations

Bonfire Night Blog – Introduction On the 5th November every year, people all over the UK light bonfires and enjoy fireworks displays in celebration of Bonfire Night. But what are we actually celebrating and when did it all start? Throughout this blog I will explore the background of this historic occasion, talk about its traditions and why this year things may be a little different. History Bonfire Night (also known as Guy Fawkes Night and Fireworks Night) is an annual celebration, marked on November 5th, commemorating the failure of the... Read More

14/10/2020

Happy Halloween

2020 has flown by and just like that we have hit October and the countdown to Halloween is officially on. With Halloween falling on a Saturday this year we have no excuse not to celebrate! Now some of you may be thinking that that COVID has ruined your Halloween plans, but that certainly is not the case. We are determined not to be beaten by COVID – we hope you feel the same! Halloween History Did you know that Halloween originates back 2000 years? The tradition begun at the ancient... Read More

09/10/2020

ROCK UP TO THE ROCKET SHOP!

Herts & Beds best kept secret! ROCK UP TO THE ROCKET SHOP! With over 35 years’ experience providing fireworks for sale in store you can expect nothing but the best from us here at The Rocket Shop. We are determined not to be beaten by Covid and we want you to enjoy Bonfire Night in the traditional way. Our Rocket shop is fully Covid compliant with hand sanitisers, face masks and social distancing measures in place. We are confident you will have a safe and enjoyable experience. So, come down... Read More

22/09/2020

Stay Alert – Don’t Get Hurt – Firework Safety

Rule of 6 Firework Celebrations From social distancing to the newly enforced rule of 6 large gatherings have temporarily been banned. This may have a detrimental effect on your plans for any sizable firework celebrations for occasions such as bonfire night or Halloween. However, it certainly does not put a stop to them all together! Whether you enjoy the annual celebration with just 6 of you or join forces with your neighbours to create an unforgettable display right from your back gardens, your fireworks display can still be out of... Read More

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New Year fireworks threat

Two of the world’s most famous fireworks displays are under threat over fears the events could spark a huge new coronavirus outbreak Sydney In Sydney around a million people gather on the city’s iconic foreshore every year to watch the 12-minute fireworks display staged at the Sydney Opera House and on Harbour Bridge. This year’s Sydney show narrowly avoided being scrapped owing to a state-wide fire ban amid catastrophic bushfires, but now the 2021 event could be cancelled as Coronavirus continues to spread. Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore was quoted... Read More

26/06/2020

4th July

4th July Background In 1976, on 4th July, 13 American colonies announced their separation from the powers of Great Britain. This was achieved by adopting the declaration of Independence which asserts that ‘all men are created equal’. Now we know why the national holiday is referred to as Independence Day! Traditionally people celebrate this national holiday with hot dogs, beer, barbeque’s and most importantly impressive firework displays that fill the night sky. FUN FACT: It is estimated that approximately 155 million hot dogs are consumed across the states on this... Read More