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Celebrate safely this Chinese New Year

Posted 20/01/23

This Sunday (22 January) is Chinese New Year - the Year of the Rabbit. We want everyone to enjoy the celebrations safely so if you are planning to let off fireworks this year, please follow the guidance below. This information is also available in various languages via the links at the bottom of this page.

  • Keep fireworks in a metal box and away from naked flames
  • Don't set off fireworks indoors
  • Only buy fireworks with the CE mark on the box
  • Do not consume alcohol while lighting a bonfire or setting off fireworks
  • Light fireworks with a taper at arm's length and stand well back
  • Keep a bucket of water at hand
  • Notify neighbours who might have pets or farm animals
  • Only burn dry wood, never use paraffin or petrol on a bonfire and think about the direction of smoke travel

Firework safety - Bengali
Firework safety - Gujerati
Firework safety - Hindi
Firework safety - Punjabi
Firework safety - Simplified Chinese
Firework safety - Urdu
Firework safety - Welsh

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