October 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


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


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


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



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