Here in the Netherlands they have decided that Fireworks are banned this year for the New years celebration. This is an attempt to reduce the amount of people that are injured by fireworks, in order to give the hospitals more time to focus on the corona situation instead of aiding people who are injured by Fireworks. Now, you might think ''yeah great!'' but I think that they are using corona as a helping hand in the firework ban that they wanted for years. For the last few years more and more politicians asked for a ban on fireworks, in order to reduce environmental pollution and in order to reduce injuries / fires related to fireworks. It's pretty obvious to me that they want to ban fireworks for every upcoming year, and only allow cities to have a firework show instead of allowing people to buy and light fireworks themselves. I'm against the ban, I do understand what they're trying to achieve but I don't think it will help. Fireworks are already banned all year except for new years day, so the big firework fans are already waiting an entire year to finally be able to do their hobby in their home country without fear of fines and now that is taken away too. I also think that without fireworks it won't really be a new years celebration, this is personal but for as long as I've been here new years was the thing you went in with Fireworks. I'd wish that my cousin can experience the fun that I had with fireworks, going out with friends and lighting small fireworks and just kind of (fucking around) with it. Plus I don't think it's doing much good right now, a lot of people are against it and a lot of those people are willing to push the limits. In certain places they're doing nightly riots, in my city I've ((observed)) riots against the new rules that led to roadblocks being placed on main roads and then lit on fire. You've also got a spike in illegal fireworks now, the ones that are classified as a ''Class 4'' bomb are easier obtainable then ever and cheaper too. Anyway, I know a bunch of you come from a country where fireworks are legal all year long so for some of you this might be just a ''well next time'' moment. But here it's only legal for one day a year, and last year was probably the last time.