||Down here in OZland, we used to call it 'cracker night' When I was a boy[a thousand years ago]I remember standing around the 'bonfire' with all the local neighbourhood kids lighting 'crackers'[fireworks]. They were the days.
All the dogs would bark their heads off, going absolute ballistic, or cowering under the nearest bed. No, that was my little sister!!
I loved the skyrockets. place one in an empty bottle, light the wick, stand back and watch it take-off. Mr Guy Fawkes started something, way back when...........against the law, now.