Let the fireworks begin….. or should they?
August 15th, 2006 | Uncategorized
Today is a National ‘Festivo’ in Spain, and, as usual, the holiday was heralded by the familiar early morning explosion of fireworks (this can be from 8am – which is a bit early for this country!)
Bearing in mind the entry on our blogsite of yesterday, and the tale of the devastating forest fires around Galicia, it suddenly occurred to me…… I did not list fireworks as one of the possible causes of forest fires.
In Spain, where every type of outdoor fire is strictly controlled, but mostly banned completely during the summer months (official permission is required from your local town hall), I find it difficult to believe that the same authorities continue to allow the indiscriminate launching of fireworks simply to mark the beginning and/or end of a public holiday.
In my humble opinion this would seem to be at best, a little irresponsible, and at worst, bordering on the criminal!
Another installment from the McCarthy’s soap box series