Market Friday, Firecrackers and Progressive Dinners


Fireworks always remind me of the Fourth of July and the celebration of our country's independence which has been celebrated since the beginning of our nation. Even though the fourth of July is the major day of celebration, we use fireworks all year-round to celebrate festivals, the Superbowl, and even the New Year. Do you celebrate with fireworks? If you do, let us know where you are from and how you celebrate! More importantly, tell us what you are celebrating!

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Living in the Washington, DC Metro Area, you have many celebrations to choose from, including the one that is down on the National Mall. It is really amazing as they launch them from both sides of the Lincoln Memorial Reflection Pool. Everyone starts staking out the spots near the Washington Monument, the Jefferson Memorial, and the Lincoln Memorial early for the best seats. I have also gone to stand at Iwo Jima and watch from that vantage point. It's beautiful too!

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Even though we have dozens of towns that have displays in the area, my neighborhood still has its own celebration after/before the ones downtown. We purchase the fireworks, and people volunteer for a progressive dinner. Do you know what a progressive dinner is? Have you ever held one or gone to one?


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Today is #MarketFriday initiated by @dswigle (Denise, that's me!!) Join me as we share our markets across the globe. I always look forward to seeing what you send me! It is amazing to see the different markets and cultures of our friends here on Hive.


A progressive dinner is an organized dinner, where the party moves from house to house throughout the evening for different courses. For larger parties, like this year, we use two sets of houses. It has been a hit every year!


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So we need to get working on the entertainment. There are temporary stands for fireworks on every corner. It is getting close, so everything is a buy one get one sale. Sometimes better than that. Because everyone in the neighborhood gets some, there are always so many, rivaling some towns display.


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There are small displays for five dollars and larger displays for hundreds of dollars. What? I leave those for the big boys. Somehow, the big ones always seem to show up to be shot off. It's a lot of money, but I won't be the killjoy here. Sometimes you just have to close your eyes and let it happen.


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There are so many different explosive devices that produce gorgeous displays. I have to admit, there are some I don't know what the names are or what they do, but eventually, someone will recognize one and share the information.


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I am surprised at the variety they have displayed. I looked them up as I was wondering how to compare, but, the heavier the weight, the higher they will fly.


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It amazes me that they have the prices posted without even a blink. Some of these prices are cringe-worthy. Speaking of cringe-worthy... have you seen that stock market? I watched it free-fall yesterday. I feel a lot poorer today than yesterday.


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I am not sure what these little smoke balls do, but, I will bet it has something to do with spreading smoke around. :) Has anyone ever seen a smoke ball and what does it do? I am thinking that they might be like a smoke bomb, where it gives off crazy amounts of smoke.


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Different states have different rules about any of the pyrotechnics. You have to just adhere to the rules of where you are. Are you ready to select the ones you want to see!


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Super cool! My favorite! The sparklers! When I was a kid growing up, sparklers were what the parents gave us to run around the yard. They were seemingly harmless and even the littlest of kids could have fun with them! Have you ever played with sparklers?


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Hahaha @dswigle i was actually giggling and smiling while reading this post... Felt like I was holding a sparkler 😅 I love those ones specially back then... Really harmless 🥰

A progressive dinner, that sounds really fun and I love the part that there are fireworks stand at every corner 😍

I don't know the names of those fireworks but I do see them a lot (There's only a few celebrations that required using fireworks and I only participate in the new year's celebrations) 😊

I love your market Friday Post and I hope I get to share something today 😌

Wonderful post as always and yeah! I learnt something (Progressive dinner hehe)

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Thank you! :) I loved them as a child, they were so much fun and each of us would run around the yard in the dark, making designs that glowed with our waving hands. Oh, to be a child, yes?

Progressive dinners can be so much fun, you share the work and spread the fun! Someone else told me they are smoke bombs and they just smoke (a lot!) so there! Now we both know!

I hope to see something later and if you don't get time, you know there will always be another week! ❤️

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Oh so cool! I hope to attend a progressive dinner someday... Seem impossible right now but it is possible 😅🥰

I hope to show you something even if its next week 😊

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I hope you do! I think you will have fun! People think they wont like them, but it is not too difficult as there is only one course. Of course, right now with prices so high, not as possible.

I always look forward to your posts!

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People think they wont like them

Why would they think that at all? I think it's fun just reading about it already 😁

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Because there is an effort in preparing for more than five or ten people. I always find it fun!

You will too! :) You invite as many or as few as you like! I have never had a bad time! :)

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So cool to know about that, thanks ma'am 😊

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You are welcome! I hope you are having an amazing day! It is threatening to rain today!!

Rain is good, but, not on a holiday weekend!

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progressive diner doesn't sound like my kind of thing , i like my privacy to much :)

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Haha! I could have told you that, Mick! :) I could see that and sometimes it only involves three couples. It isn't for everybody, but once in blue moon, it is an easy way to get together with many of your friends.

Privacy is a great thing and I cherish mine, but, I also love people. I think it comes from being from a family with nine kids.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Celebrating Independence day is such a great holiday and being without fireworks is a no, no.

Some of the prices of the different packages are off of the chart and spending that kind of cash is not the way we roll. Usually our daughter, who lives in Pennsylvania where fireworks are legal, will purchase the works and then we will all chip in.

Those smoke bombs are harmless and the grandkids love them. Along with the sparklers that they can play with it makes for a winning combo.

Robin's parents enjoyed many a progressive dinner with some of their really good friends. Jumping from one house to the next while enjoying everything from cocktails to desert was something that they really seemed to enjoy.

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How can one have Independence Day without them? Unheard of!

Do you think some of the prices are off the charts? Yes!!! One of the reasons I showed the prices! Hello, no! We didn't buy them there either. Pennsylvania is close to the Washington, DC Metro area. Then everyone chips in. Yes. It makes for a great festival of fun!

As soon as you put that in about the smoke bombs, I had visions of them as a kid. They were fun and I remember that I kept waiting for them to explode! What kid doesn't love sparklers, right?

The progressive dinners are really popular with military families when they are far and away from family, especially overseas. Some people love them, but, many more don't. I loved introducing them to a government neighborhood. 70% are government workers of some sort. These dinners were part of most of their lives. :)

Thanks so much for stopping by! And thanks for the info on smoke bombs @thebigsweed !!

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Here in Spain, many anniversaries and important dates are celebrated with fireworks.
Wow, I have never heard of the progressive dinner, sounds fun!

Happy 4th of July in advance @dswigle

Maybe I could also use the fireworks for this hive birthday :))

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Thank you, lovely girl! ❤️

Exactly!!! It is a celebration, isn't it? :) The progressive dinner is so much fun! I will have to do a post on one! You would love it!

Yes! The fireworks can be used! I insist! Thank you for dropping your link!

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We used to play firecrackers alot when I was younger, back at Sibu hometown. Those firecrackers were so expensive. And if you got to buy it, neighbours would think you are rich. But Sibu people loved to save money to spend on firecrackers once a year for Chinese New Year, because they believed the loud noise could shoo away monsters of bad luck. So yup, it was a huge thing to spend on firecrackers. Like an honor to spend. But as we grew up, there were many accidents too so government banned some more dangerous and explosive firecrackers. Still, sellers got to sell them illegally, like underground. Oh well...

Here is my #marketfriday. 😁
https://ecency.com/hive-196308/@iamjadeline/market-friday-everwin-hypermarket

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Firecrackers are expensive, even now. They also probably doubled in price this year! I love how many firecrackers go off on Chinese New Year. It would be nice if the bad luck our world is having would go away. I would buy all the firecrackers I could!

I guess there are no stopping people that want to buy firecrackers. People always seem to find a way!

Thanks so much for stopping by and dropping your link!

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Unfortunately, I think the firecrackers don't really help to shoo away bad luck. But there's no harm to put on hope. Love you back. <3

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That is the wonderful thing about folklore or ancient beliefs. They offer hope, which is never axbad thing!

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That´s gonna be a sparkly, noisy and colorful Market Friday! Cool pictures :) Happy Market Friday eveyone!

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Ha! It really is, isn't it @phortun!! I cannot believe how expensive they got this year, probably double the price!

Still! Once a year, I can do this! Thank you for stopping by and thanks for the tipu!

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I think smoke balls are indeed smoke bombs. We mostly use fireworks for Fourth of July only. And mostly just enjoy other peoples/public displays. Last year we moved here to a house near a lake. Lots of people celebrate here with fireworks. Its a patriotic area (lots of flags year round) and also lots of vacation houses where people come for the holidays. The closest we get to progressive dinners are dinner at one house and dessert at another. Lots of potlucks 🙂 Thats kind of old school. People responsible for different courses but all at one house. Happy Friday!

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Hey, yeah! Let's call that take-out progressive dinner! Pot lucks are still popular here, it must be a flag-waving neighborhood thing. I live in a government/military neighborhood so, flags and your branch flag are common. We are proud. So many Americans are, just not demonstrative.

Lake life sounds good except so many are vacation homes. (This is what I have seen) I guess in a way that is sort of nice, a quieter place during the year. A couple of people take care of shooting them off, but everyone chips in a few dollars to buy them. Makes for a nice show.

You moved there last year? How do you like it? I like the ocean, but, that is where I was born and raised. Most people love Lake life and there is usually a great camaraderie amongst people there.

Lots of potlucks They know how to live!!!! I love potlucks!

Happy Friday! Thanks for stopping by!

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So far so good. We like it here. Small town rural vibe. Happy Friday Happy 4th 🎆🎆🎇🎇

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That is awesome! Happy 4th to you!

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I like sparklers too and played quite a bit of it when I was young. Always told myself to let the boys to try it out too but haven't been able to. My younger used to spend big bucks on these fire crackers too until one Chinese New year eve, one of them flew and hit our gate lamp post and since then, no more fire crackers haha.

I did my #marketfriday too here at:
https://ecency.com/hive-196308/@happycrazycon/market-friday-a-thomas-and

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Ohhhhh! That would have been scary! For me, anyway! 😲

They are too expensive now! Double of last year! Thanks for dropping your link here!

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A post like fireworks! Colorful and bright. I learned something new, progressive dinner. Thanks!

In Romania, it is allowed to use fireworks only on New Year's Eve. I like to watch but I don't participate. There are so many excesses that I don't want to add anything extra.

Progressive dinner is something new for me. I think it's something spectacular and exciting for the participants.

I haven't written the post yet. I hope to succeed by evening.
I edited, I did it, this is it: The Bridge You Shouldn't Cross, If You...

Thank you, Denise, for showing another way that Americans feel good together!

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Who doesn't love a few well-placed fireworks? The rules here are from State to State. I have mostly lived in States where fireworks are illegal, and then the City hires pyrotechnics to shoot them off in a public display. I should have clarified in my post, but, was falling asleep last night, so it took me about five hours to put it together between trying to keep my eyes open and deleting trash that I was writing while not fully awake. 😁 Everyone puts in some money and they are purchases. There are a couple of well-qualified guys who shoot them all off into the water or the land in the back of us, with everyone else watching from a safe distance away. Knock on wood, never any accidents or stupidity involved. I like to watch and would never, never shoot them off. I am not confident. :)

There are so many excesses that I don't want to add anything extra.

That is exactly how accidents happen. Yes.

Progressive dinners can be fun, and in actuality, they are fun with small numbers of people. Many people don't see the sense in them, but, for people that like to entertain, it is fun to put it together and enjoy the company of others.

Thanks, Dan @bluemoon for taking part in the challenge! I really appreciate it, more than you know!

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I love #MarketFriday!

You may wonder why? Well, because it ties in with my beginnings here, even with yours if I think we both celebrated 5 years on this blockchain last month. Congratulations to you and many more happy years here!

I've given up writing when I'm tired and after midnight. That's why I have fewer posts lately. I remember what you say, that we are supposed to be here for fun, and overexertion is no longer fun for me. So I hope you don't forget that saying of yours either!

I understand that fireworks must be very beautiful where you live, because there are large spaces between houses, with sprawling gardens. And the way it's organized seems very good and safe to me.
Imagine how it is at my place, where the street is 3-4 meters wide and the distance between houses is not more than 10 meters... and when all kinds of fireworks and bombs go off from every yard and street. All the dogs in the neighborhood are scared to death, plus the fireworks fall before they burn completely, on cars, on houses, on people. It's crazy!

Yes, progressive dinners can be fun if there aren't many participants and if it's like a friendship between friends. That's the way I'd like it.

I guess you know by now that I enjoy participating in the challenge, even if it's not always easy to fit it into the time frame. My pleasure, @dswigle, and once again I wish you a beautiful summer!

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Yes, progressive dinners can be fun if there aren't many participants and if it's like a friendship between friends. That's the way I'd like it.

That is the way they are supposed to be! On the fourth of July, we extend it to them a few more that we know, but, not as well. This has encouraged many more in the neighborhood to do it on their own, helping create better relationships/new friendships within our small community.

When I lived right in the city, there was no way I liked fireworks. Dangerous and scary. I agree. I go downtown for the big show and the next night, we have it in our neighborhood.

Last night, I quit at 11:30 and went to bed for a change. It felt good getting up this morning. I need to do that more often. I am better at preaching than practicing it. I love the peace of night, but, I need to get over that too. It is fun because I am balancing it pretty well so I don't burn out. I am not as productive as some, but, I am at peace with that too. I have a lot of different things on my plate and me being on for two hours more won't make or break me financially. I am more productive when I am not tired/stressed for time.

I am still amazed that we have both been here for 5 years! Where has the time gone? Thank you so much for being such a good friend all these years, Dan! @bluemoon You are the best!

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Of course, when we are rested we are more productive. I try to change my habits and try to protect myself, heart problems have been a signal to watch out for.

Yes, it's been years, and they have been beautiful. I thank you for being such a good friend and helping me so many times. I am not the best, never have been, and the truth is I never wanted to be. Thank you again for thinking I am.

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Haha! That is for me to decide. :) It is what I feel, so that is all that counts.

You are right. It is late and I am tired, so I am quitting while I am ahead.

Many beautiful years, Dan @bluemoon That is exactly how I feel. Thank you for being such a good friend and putting up with my never having time to visit your posts! I always feel bad and say I will do better!

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Then I just have to say thank you and be glad, @dswigle!

The problem with reading posts and replying to comments is mine. I'm terribly sorry I can't be organized and consistent. Wonderful that you don't mind...
I still sometimes wonder: Did Denise forget about me? ...forgetting that I'm no different.
Fortunately, you don't forget, and I ask you to believe that I don't either.

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in CT I would see the firework stands and tents allover, here they are banned but that does stop people a short drive to another State is clearly a habit of many as we here them from about a month before the 4th through a month after.

I know most of the cities and towns here have their displays of fireworks I havent caught any here yet, and probably not this year, we crash early these days around the time the town firework displays start

I dont buy any myself, from when I worked with the St John's Ambulance in NZ I saw to many injuries from silly accidents, so I am happy enough to watch the official displays myself

I do know what a progressive dinner is did a few years ago but haven't been part of one for years

here is my post for this week

https://peakd.com/hive-196308/@tattoodjay/market-friday-padanaram-village-boat-and-property-sales-offices-hive-196308

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Yes! Nobody was allowed to have New Year's Eve, 4th of July, Memorial Day, or Labor Day off work. Ha!

The ridiculous amount of accidents from firecrackers is sad. I cannot believe it. Everyone puts in a couple of dollars, run up to Pennsylvania (they doubled in price here!) and a couple of men shoot them all off. Not a bunch of random sending them off into the neighborhood. We have lots of land in the back of us. It is more organized and although there are a few random ones shot over the lake here, it is mostly confined to that. It is a bonus after the ones downtown! You were an ambulance driver? I can see that.

You get up so early, so you need to end the day early, yes? Better for the health.

You were with the UN... I am sure they did progressive dinners there, but, I could be wrong! Thanks always for being a part of the challenge! I so much appreciate it!

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That sounds a good way to do it, all chip in and a couple take the lead in setting them up and setting them off, hopefully before too much alcohol is consumed

Not an Ambulance driver, I did basic paramedic training as I felt it was something handy to know, and got certified enough to assist the paramedics in the ambulance, I did complete the training and got certified, but then joined the army and never keep it up to date, a shame really but it is what it is

Yes in some places they did Progressive dinners the more stable family missions, and so the progressive dinners i joined, were in Singapore back in my army days and in Lebanon while with the UN

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You know, I actually think I knew you were a paramedic, I think we talked about it once and you know, you can always get recertified, even now. It might be fun just to brush up and new skills are added periodically. It is never a waste to know. I would want to photograph it. :) No, seriously.

Yes! Singapore is where my friends were when they did their first. They worked as AF Liaison officers for the Embassy. What a great job that is. How lucky! I have never been to Lebanon.

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I have thought about getting recertification I should speak to Marks Brother in law who runs an ambulance service
Dang thinking about it I was in Singapore over 35 years ago makes me feel old lol

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Shhhh! Are you sure? Seems like everything was yesterday! You don't think you got these great memories standing in place, do you? :)

I hope you really do get recertified. Even if you never have to use it, you will always have it and be able to recertify easily.

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I was thinking about it and looking it up I think the certification I had would have been EMT not paramedic but I am now thinking to look further into it

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I am really happy to hear that and I hope you do if it seems possible. Most people shy away from it if they are not going to work in the field, but, I insist that it is never useless information. You just never know when you will be able to put it to use.

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That’s so true it’s a good skill set up have one never knows when it could come in handy

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https://peakd.com/hive-196308/@hsidik/market-friday-buy-a-gas-stove
Nice, fireworks one of the attraction at certain moments such as birthdays and other. In Indonesia free to buy fireworks, rules are different. But not everyone can have weapons. Like firework. Thank you very much.

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Thank you! Do they do them for birthdays? That is so fun!! Rules are different! It is better where you are with the looser rules. Not everyone should have weapons.

Thank you for dropping your link!

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Firecreackers are usually at certain time, new years event, city birthday, muslim eid days. Thank you are welcome.

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Very good firecrackers, it seems that on New Year's Eve a lot of people buy those firecrackers

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Almost forgot your 4th July celebrations hit town on Monday, noticed mention of America being off, no switch turned on/off till you mentioned now 🙃

Sparklers or anything without loud bangs are fine to celebrate with, alas the birds and animals are scared to death with the noisy ones.

Hope the on the run dinner turns out fun again, fireworks controlled in safe environment protecting all, have fun!

!LOLZ

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Haha! Thank you! It is so hard to keep up with all of the world's holidays! My dog is petrified of fireworks and I put her in the media room, which is soundproof. I think it helps. I will let you know. The others 😕 I know, I do.

The progressive dinner will be fun, I am hopeful. They have been so far. I should have clarified in my post, but, was falling asleep last night, so it took me about five hours to put it together between trying to keep my eyes open and deleting trash that I was writing while not fully awake. Everyone puts in some money and they are purchases. There are a couple of well-qualified guys who shoot them all off into the water or the land in the back of us, with everyone else watching from a safe distance away. Knock on wood, never any accidents or stupidity involved. I like to watch and would never, never shoot them off. I am not confident. :)

Thanks so much for stopping in and leaving your always kind words, Joan! @joanstewart

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Dinners like that my brother partook in living in mining communities where everyone chipped in then dinners presented representing countries each arrived from, he always said they were great nights out.

We used to enjoy large fireworks when young, then realized how many animals are affected so stopped years ago. Arranged displays on the beach still attracts many to go, only on New Year properly controlled, yet many awful accidents where parents allow children to run amok happens.

Enjoy your holiday!

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Oh, Joan! I hear about so many awful accidents and because this is such an organized thing, I let it go, but, you are absolutely right and there is no joy when you think about the effect it has on the wildlife. :( I want to say that the beach displays are the least harmful, but that is like saying that someone is only a little bit pregnant. Still pregnant.

Thank you for making me think outside my own little world. ❤️

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Firework displays can be amazing, beautiful, exciting to people, alas never wildlife.

Gentle lanterns experimented with a couple of years ago, realized they too may cause bush fires in dry regions.

Safest place under consideration is firing them up close to the ocean or dams under supervision, fall out eventually washes up on beaches another pollution problem.

Pyrotechnics frenzy happens for Diwali celebration in November, December New Years Eve, some areas sound like a war zone. With poverty in South Africa money could be spent in feeding or clothing those in need, rather than half an hours entertainment blowing up thousands of Rand.

This obviously relates to our circumstances directly within our country.

!LUV

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I agree with the $$ part of it, Joan. Even here, where money flows a little easier, the prices have gone so far up that they are unaffordable, so people hope the border and go to a state that is cheaper. Now, they can buy more. There are different ways of celebrating and perhaps we should all look at them.

WASHINGTON — A new federal report shows that more Americans are being injured or killed by fireworks, with more than 11,500 injuries reported in 2021 alone.

The report, from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, outlines a 25% growth in firework-related injuries over a 15-year span from 2006 to 2021. Deaths have held steadier, the report found. About 10 people each year die in firework-related incidents. source

That is ten people too many.

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Always consequences, sad when you hear of death or permanent disfigurement during celebrating what should be happy occasions.

Links to injuries in first world countries reflect the need to change. Perhaps laws will be implemented or people alter attitude, only time will tell.

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A progressive dinner is an organized dinner, where the party moves from house to house throughout the evening for different courses. For larger parties, like this year, we use two sets of houses. It has been a hit every year.

Wow! Hope to join this progressive dinner.
Thanks for sharing with us.

This is my entry for this Friday.
https://ecency.com/hive-196308/@adaezeinchrist/a-visit-to-bread-factory

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Progressive dinners are fun! :)

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Hello dear friend @dswigle good morning
I really like fireworks, as a child he enjoys watching them. In my city it is used for all national celebrations or for the celebration of the winner of a soccer match.
In my home we no longer use fireworks, since we have pets that take care of them we stop using them, also, as you say, they are very expensive
I love the variety of products that has made us known
Have a nice day

https://hive.blog/hive-196308/@jlufer/visiting-the-science-museum-in-our-city-market-friday-es-eng

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I loved them growing up also! We don't do them close to the house, as we have pets too. I should have clarified in my post, but, was falling asleep last night, so it took me about five hours to put it together between trying to keep my eyes open and deleting trash that I was writing while not fully awake. Everyone puts in some money and they are purchases. There are a couple of well-qualified guys who shoot them all off into the water or the land in the back of us, with everyone else watching from a safe distance away. Knock on wood, never any accidents or stupidity involved. I like to watch and would never, never shoot them off. I am not confident. :)

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Woooow! That's a lot of fireworks @dswigle, reminds me of the massive firework and firecracker displays near my sisters place. Pre-covid, stalls after stalls line up beside a certain street in Lapu-Lapu, Cebu used to be the highlight of Christmas season. People will flock to that place just to buy firecrackers. Hope you'll have a great celebration come Monday! 🥰

Here's my entry for this week's #MarketFriday!

https://peakd.com/hive-196308/@patsitivity/canton-fair-finds-day-2-guangzhou-china#@dswigle/re-patsitivity-recjrc

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There were many more pre-Covid and they were half the price! Unbelievable how expensive they are right now! There are certain places here that sell the firecrackers like crazy! I understand that!

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even the New Year.

Fireworks on New Year's Eve - that's the way it is in our country:)Other holidays are celebrated differently, but New Year's Eve is not without fireworks.

My entry this week:
https://ecency.com/hive-196308/@tatdt/market-friday-shopping-trip

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New Year's Eve, just as the Times Square Ball drops to usher in the New Year!! Yes!!

They have them on our Independence Day, which is the 4th of July and the Superbowl (football) although, I am not sure when THAT started! Before the Olympics, if they are here in the States.

Special times, but, those two first ones are a given.

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Ah, getting ready for Independence Day. They have a fancy selection there.
For me, I'll just settle for a cake.
https://hive.blog/hive-105017/@ace108/marketfriday-tina-sim-s-cake-video-or-tina-sim-by-ace108

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Yes!! The old Independence Day! :) They do have expensive selections! Yies. I will take some cake too!

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How I miss looking at the sky while watching the colorful fireworks around. It's been a while since I have witnessed one. And seeing the firecrackers reminded me of my Christmas or even New Year season where my brother and I used to use them to make some noise during the season. These days, some firecrackers are not allowed to be used since a lot of people got injured from it.

Anyway, I'd like to take this opportunity to thank you @dswigle for initiating the #MarketFriday. I love the challenge so much 🥰🥰✨ And I joined, too. Thank you 😊💕

https://ecency.com/hive-196308/@erikasue/market-friday-at-riley-s

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I can understand the law, especially if a lot of people got injured while using them. I am very pleased to see you using the #MarketFriday challenge! It is awesome to have you here!

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Sounds like a wonderful holiday weekend is in store for you. Sadly my celebrating will be reserved till I get my projects done. I am surprised they haven't canceled the 4th of July yet. Better enjoy it while we can I suppose lol.

Here is my MF post :)
https://peakd.com/hive-196308/@old-guy-photos/buying-a-job-on-market-friday

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It will be, although I should be afraid of going downtown, right? We will give it a try and if it is too crowded, as it might get that way, I will head up the hill to right outside Arlington and watch it from the Iwo Jima Monument. It always has an incredible display there.

You won't take off a couple of hours to flip some burgers on the grill?? The 4th just won't be the same with a stagnant grill! You have to eat, yes? I always say that we should enjoy every day that we can.

The good days can be taken away in the blink of an eye.

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Hi, @promokahka ! Could you please write in English? I see it is in Ukrainian, but, I know you used to write in English. I see you write it at the end of your posts, but, when you do that, nobody can see it is also English at the bottom. Perhaps you can switch and write English first and then Ukrainian? Thank you for posting in #MarketFriday!

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Fireworks always make every celebration beautiful and in Ghana you are likely to see them used extensively as we head to Christmas. You make me miss 😊🤶Christmas Already with what you have shared with us. I have got something to show you today in the city of Accra.
https://hive.blog/hive-196308/@collinz/hustling-at-the-circle-accra

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That is so nice! Christmas, but not New Year? Most everywhere else in the world, it is New Year! I look forward to seeing what you have in the city of Accra!

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I love fireworks too, who else doesn't but it's kind of expensive. But well the sparkler is the best option and yeah it's harmless.

Progressive dinner seems enjoyable but not my thing but I'm fine watching people enjoy especially with a lot of them.

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It is very expensive, especially here and in the Philippines! The sparklers are so much fun, especially when I was a kid!

Progressive dinners are not for everyone. I have to agree with you there! Thanks for stopping by!

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Everyone in the block has been having fun blowing things off before the 4th is even here! I hope they have some left for the big day.

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There is always more where that came from!!! I cannot believe that they have remained rather restrained here. That is just not like them! ;)

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There are also a lot of fireworks here because it’s summer. 😅
Sparklers are also a favorite of mine!
Happy 4th of July!

https://peakd.com/hive-196308/@wittyzell/nakano-broadway-the-otaku-shopping-heaven-and-mall-of-all-sorts
Here’s mine for this week

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Is that true? I actually think you may be right. They shoot off a lot of fireworks at the beach and the lakes in the summer as people are celebrating the vacations they have. :)

We all LOVE sparklers! I know I do too! I like to draw in the dark with mine!

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Yeah I noticed that every summer, the fireworks are up for sale in the convenience stores. Then there are big firework display events everywhere in the country, be it part of a festival or not. Summer here is all about beaches and fireworks. 😂

I think everybody draws in the dark with sparklers! Or spell their names with it. 😂

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Haha! Yes! We all do! We are so proud we can spell! 😂

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This just reminds me of what we do every December. We use fireworks to end the year and being another year. But what I don't like is how people deliberately use it to hurt others. I have been hit by fireworks and it is so painful. Children will intentional throw it at your body and that's so annoying.

July is a special month and its my birthday month too. July 6 is the date.

https://peakd.com/hive-196308/@joydukeson/its-market-friday

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That is terrible that childreb will throw them at one another! They should make them sit in an emergency room with victims of that kind of accident. I am pretty sure they wouldn't do it again. That actually horrifies me! :( I am sorry you were affected that way. I hope it did not cause any permanent damage.

Happy Birthday in advance!!

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Before 4th of July, there 1st of July to all Canadians :D

Here in the Philippines, firecrackers are being monitored and most of the big ones are banned because of previous accidents caused by them, mostly irresponsible ones.

Here's my entry https://ecency.com/hive-196308/@leeart/whbijgmo

Advance Happy 4th!

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Yes!! I wished all my Canadian friends Happy Canada Day yesterday! :) They are always right before us.

WASHINGTON — A new federal report shows that more Americans are being injured or killed by fireworks, with more than 11,500 injuries reported in 2021 alone.

The report, from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, outlines a 25% growth in firework-related injuries over a 15-year span from 2006 to 2021. Deaths have held steadier, the report found. About 10 people each year die in firework-related incidents. source

Looks like we need to start monitoring a bit more.

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Oh, I missed that post surely :D

That's a lot of injuries and deaths :( During the holiday season and New Year's, firework-related injuries happen a lot. We have fewer reports now as compared before. The ban of fireworks helped a great deal.

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wow, how many types of pyrotechnics !!! 😮 there are even sets! I see it for the first time. funny tutorial in the form of a cartoon 😁 Yes, fireworks are always very beautiful! but it's really important to know the rules so that everything goes safely. I remember sparklers. I loved them very much. in our country, fireworks are often used at wedding parties. you have already seen my post but I will still leave a link to it here in accordance with the rules 😀 https://ecency.com/hive-196308/@tali72/city-market

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There are rules to be adhered to. The tutorial was meant to be funny. 😁 There are a couple of men that shoot them all off and there are no children running amok.

Sparklers were the most fun! We loved them as kids! Not so many fireworks at wedding parties, although not unheard of. I like the idea of it! A celebration! I did see your post, but, thank you for leaving it here. I appreciate it! :) Oh the rules!!!

Have an amazing weekend!

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WOW!!!
So much fireworks! It's been a while since I've been to a fireworks shop!
Every year I get my fireworks for stalls... they are all over the town!
HAPPY 4th @dswigle !!!
Make it a safe one.
!LADY
https://ecency.com/hive-124452/@silversaver888/market-friday-guo-peis-couture-fantasy-part-2

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Hi @silversaver888 ! Look again! These are at a fireworks stall, which are all over town! It is true! Happy Independence Day, lovely lady! I have to agree, we must all practice safety, especially on this holiday! It wasn't a great picture, so I didn't use it.

Here is the stall:

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Hahaha... that is the largest stall ever!!! You do things big in Washington DC!
The largest stall here two bays.
It is going to be fun!
We always have fourth of July in the house (rain or shine).
That is because I cook . And I would barbecue. Hahaha.
Actually, it is a standard holiday to which I am designated.
Before I leave for Hawaii! I'm so excited!!!
I haven't been for a trip for the longest time!!!
!LADY

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They are big stalls! They do things too big in Washington, DC! We always have the fourth of July here, except this will be a progressive dinner and I will be doing a variety of different meats, but, barbeque to be sure. :) I got the first course.

I actually didn't know you were going to Hawaii! I am so behind with working with the different contractors here. But, I am trying to catch up with everything. It has been over three weeks of living in part of the house.

I haven't been on a trip in a while, except for Bermuda. But, Hawaii! Sounds lovely! Flying or cruising? I hope flying!

Thanks for the lady token!

!LUV

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I must admit that I still Love Sparklers!
It is the simple things that I enjoy.
Well I hope you have a spectacular display or three and enjoy the 4th Denise:)

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It is the sparklers that turn my head, as I write my name in the dark! It is still the simple things, I have to agree. Thanks so much for stopping in and leaving your words!

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hehe exactly, writing your name, I remember doing that as a teeny bairn:)
You are so very welcome!

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That was so much fun!! I never wanted them to go out!

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I know that was the only non fun part, when they did go out!

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They need to invent one just like they did with the birthday candle that won't blow out . But I guess that's not true because it does go out when it's finished burning .

Fail.

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This is funny, as I was typing that reply, I was thinking of exactly, the Perpetual sparkler that does not go out.

Fail.

Not at all, the thought was there, so heck no not a fail!

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Hi! What a great idea to talk about products! I will also try to join you. Do I need to post posts on Friday?

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Hi, @strawberry. #MarketFriday is not only about grocery stores and markets! Here is a little bit about it and the guidelines on how to post, to give you a better idea.

#MarketFriday began as a way to reach out across the globe and learn about different cultures through their markets, especially local markets and farmers' markets, and eventually branched out and evolved over time from straight shopping to a cultural affair as it highlights how we differ and then again, how much we are alike. We have become a melting pot of culture, but, it is still the Rituals, Festivals, food, architecture, and even your language/languages that separate us... Along with the fact that is these things are normal for us. There are unwritten rules that rule our social behaviors. I see this as allowing for increased tolerance between cultures and nations, and opportunities to come together on an even playing ground. A strong culture can be beneficial to a country as it promotes unity, especially during a crisis, peaceful debate, and open dialogue. I have learned so much about all of you and it has been an amazing experience. I can only hope that learning about each other can help us work together for a peaceful world.

Fridays are all about the #MarketFriday Challenge! Looking to take part in it? Here is how:


Rules of the Road to Join #MarketFriday!

  1. Go to the market, or anywhere that you pay money for a service.
    Take pictures! Be creative!
  2. Tell us a little bit about the market or the event. What brought you there? What did you buy? How much did it cost?
  3. Post the picture(s) Of course, you should tell a little bit about the ones you post
  4. Use the MarketFriday Community Platform to post #hive-196308 (this is not required, but appreciated)
    5. Drop the link into the MarketFriday comment section so I can find it
  5. Following me and reblogging the post so more see it would be appreciated !! Not a rule, just appreciated, more vision for more views on your posts!
    7. You must put #MarketFriday by @dswigle somewhere on your post

As always, please remember! #MarketFriday loves you!

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I’ve always loved the 4th oh July! This year may be different because the impending weather seems unpromising. Normally we set our blankets at our favorite spot down at the lake to reserve it early in the day. We won’t if there’s thunder, lightning and rain! But we will have fun with extended family and a festive meal, anyway.

I hope you have a nice holiday, @dswigle.

Here’s my belated Market Friday link: https://peakd.com/hive-196308/@jayna/market-friday-the-suburban-restaurant.

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