Prohibit selling and use of fireworks in Helderberg Basin Area
Prohibit the selling of fireworks and use of any fireworks on Guy Fawkes day (05 November), Diwali, and between 24 December and 02 January every year in the Helderberg Basin.
Should Guy Fawkes Day be marked here in SA? Does SA, no longer a British Colony, need to commemorate a criminal and a treacherous religious plot that nearly shook British Parliament in 1605?
Diwali (Dīvali, Dīpāwali, Deepavali, Dipabali) is a festival of lights and is a gazetted holiday in India. Followers of Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism and Sikhism observe various customs related to Diwali. Diwali celebrations may last for up to five days. Many people decorate their home and workplaces with tiny electric lights or small clay oil lamps. Bowls of water with candles and flowers floating on the surface are also popular decorations. Many people make a special effort to clean their homes and yards before Diwali. They may also wash themselves with water and fragrant oils, wear new clothes and give gifts of sweets to family members, close friends and business associates. Symbols: Electric lights, small oil lamps made of clay and flames are important Diwali symbols. They represent both physical and spiritual aspects of light. So why use fireworks?
Why use fireworks over the Xmas period and New Year period? Just to freak animals out?