Bonfires

Since fireworks were banned in most states of Australia we no longer celebrate Guy Fawkes day. But there is nothing stopping country folk from having a bonfire to get rid of the rubbish before the hot dry weather returns and nothing more cathartic for the soul.

 

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  1. Are bonfires a no-no for environmental reasons or for fear of uncontrolled bush fires? It’s hard to imagine Guy Fawkes night without a bonfire. But then it’s hard to imagine it without its being cold, windswept and gloomy either.

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    1. In the southern states farmers are restricted to burning off in the winter months only due to the risk of bushfires. The fireworks were banned for safety reasons. I guess everyone has a tale of an exploding pocket. Though they can still be sold in Canberra. Which means that NYE is always a boom bang time with illicit fireworks going off in backyards across the nation.

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