Keep them out of reach of young children. Keep them in a closed box or bag away from heat and flames and do not carry fireworks in your pockets. Ensure that fireworks are lit by adults and not children. Read the instructions carefully on your fireworks, preferably before Guy Fawkes night and read each one again before you light it remember to use a torch for this purpose. Stand your fireworks in dirt, sand or on a firm flat surface. Please remember that throwing fireworks can injure people and animals and damage property.
Keep well clear of fireworks which have been lit but have not gone off. Keep animals away from fireworks. Look after young children at all times. Ensure that you are conversant with first aid for the treatment of burns and eye injuries.
Make sure you have access to a telephone for use in the event of an emergency. The Society has also released a checklist aimed at reducing the harm and fright that animals suffer as a result of fireworks. The Society also recommends that at least one family member should stay home on Guy Fawkes Night to keep pets company and to comfort and reassure them. Other recommendations for helping pets through Guy Fawkes Night are to drown out the noise of the fireworks with the sound of radios, televisions and stereo systems and to let animals hiding under chairs or in cupboards stay there.
Attempts to coax them out will probably upset them further. Other SPCA recommendations include advising neighbours in advance of a firework display by putting leaflets in letter boxes and, in the case of larger displays, notices in shop windows and local newspapers.
When can you buy fireworks? Fireworks go on sale to the public on November 2 and can only be sold between that date and November 5, the official Guy Fawkes night.
After this date, fireworks sales are illegal. Fireworks cannot be sold to anyone under 18 years of age. There are strict laws regarding the types of fireworks which can be sold in this country. Every firework coming into New Zealand must be approved by the Chief Inspector of Explosives and Dangerous Goods prior to going on sale.
Retail outlets have strict rules governing the sale of fireworks to the public and they must be sold in approved packaging or under glass. The well-known skyrockets and firecrackers are no longer available, but there is still plenty to choose from.
Popular these days are boxed sets of fireworks available through approved retail outlets. These give the family a good variety of fireworks in a range of prices. Most importantly, remember, NEVER use or alter fireworks in any way other than that indicated on the label.
Not only is this extremely dangerous, it is against the law. Fireworks fun throughout the Year While there is a definite time frame within which to purchase your fireworks November 2 — November 5 , you may let your fireworks off anytime throughout the year.
Some storage tips: Ensure fireworks are kept away from any sources of heat or ignition. Ensure fireworks are kept dry. Store fireworks in their original packaging. Do not store fireworks with any other flammable materials including petrol, oil or paint. Keep them stored in a lockable container or cabinet. Remember, fireworks will not, if stored correctly, spontaneously combust. However, 5 November has always been an uneasy holiday, and a celebration, perhaps, of misdirected sympathy.
The author of the pamphlet, Henry Garnet , was tried and executed for involvement in the plot, and in the second act of Macbeth the porter at the gate of the castle mocks this Catholic martyr. The subject was controversial. In , King James of Scotland had inherited the throne of England, and two years later his subjects tried to assassinate him; shortly after, Shakespeare chose to write a play about the successful assassination of a Scottish monarch.
He had every reason to tread carefully. A modern analogy might be helpful here. Imagine, for example, that in the weeks after 11 September , an American theatre company apply for public funds to stage a new play. They want to stage it in the White House, before the president and his invited guests.
And the play will present a sympathetic view of a Muslim who hijacks a plane. In controversy lies good drama; Shakespeare knew this.
English Catholics struggled in a society dominated by the newly separate and increasingly Protestant Church of England. Catholicism became marginalised, but despite the threat of torture or execution, priests continued to practise their faith in secret. Look after young children at all times. The old palace was easily accessible; merchants, lawyers, and others lived and worked in the lodgings, shops and taverns within its precincts.
Even more discontent resulted when the King allowed his Scottish nobles to collect the recusancy fines.
And the play will present a sympathetic view of a Muslim who hijacks a plane. A stick and a stake For King James's sake! Attempts to coax them out will probably upset them further.
He was carrying a lantern now held in the Ashmolean Museum , Oxford ,  and a search of his person revealed a pocket watch, several slow matches and touchwood. Catholicism became marginalised, but despite the threat of torture or execution, priests continued to practise their faith in secret. For decades, the English had lived under a monarch who refused to provide an heir, but James arrived with a family and a clear line of succession.