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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

12/06/2020

Glossary – Firework Jargon

When looking for fireworks for sale online you may come across a number of different phrases that you have never seen before and therefore confuse you. Well, we want to make your buying process as easy as possible so I have put together a small glossary full of any keywords and phrases commonly used within the fireworks industry. There are even some cool facts included too! Barrages  When individual fireworks tubes are packed together, having their fuses linked, they are called barrages. These only have to be lit once as... Read More

05/06/2020

Fantastic Fireworks Top Picks

With lockdown being relaxed week by week, before we know it celebrations will be back in full swing. Therefore I have put together a small firework directory full of some our our top picks ready for any impending celebrations or festivities. Although venues are still closed and large gatherings are not yet permitted, all of the following fireworks are garden friendly, meaning you can let them off right from your home! However, you must remember that there is a minimum safety distance required for each firework, so do not forget... Read More