Baby, you’re a firework, come on let your colours burst… as they might have sung back in 1605 to mark Guy Fawkes Day.
Well because we’re fortunate enough that Katy Perry lives in our age.
Then that’s what we all do when the sparklers, rockets, Catherine Wheels and Roman Candles fizz through the air.
In the UK in those areas where people don’t celebrate the burning of Catholic traitors or have got past 17th century history.
And just like a light show then today, Guy Fawkes Day, is a national fireworks spectacular.
Of course, not everybody, the passing of a queen apart, is obsessed with British history.
So we’re taking a look at where and when the world lets their colours burst.
Eid, the Muslim world: And as you would expect in the land of the world’s biggest building, Burj Khalifa, Dubai reachest highest in the Muslim world for Eid.
There are also numerous shows and music concerts and the amusement parks go into overdrive.
Jewel of India
Diwali, India: Now if we in Britain think that our skies are spectacular at this time of year.
Then it is nothing compared to India.
Diwali, the festival of light, has just been dimmed for another year.
But not before India lit up the heavens in style.
And the Indian diaspora around the world did the same as we’ve touched upon.
But we’re advised again that Amritsar and its golden temple shines brightest.
Disney (Orlando and Anaheim and around the world): Now while the cow is sacred in India, its Da Mouse who is the holiest of holy in Disney.
Fireworks are a staple at Disney where you can enjoy their nightly shows Four Seasons of the year…
Or whichever hotel you stay in.
Or when you stroll down Main Street USA you can sit on a grassy bank.
And take in Mickey in Da House or Potter magic.
And Christmas lights
South America: Now the party-loving Latin Americans aren’t the types prepared to wait for the new year to set off their fireworks.
It’s probably down to the weather which allows them to set off ‘little volcanoes’ firecrackers or sparklers known as ‘little stars’.
Fountains of light are also created in villages made of large collections of these ‘little stars’.
With Roman candles favourites over turkey sandwiches and pineapple juice in the evening.
Be a part of it
New York’s New Year: And while we all have our traditions and claim ours is best.
And the Scots have their own name for New Year’s Eve.
Times Square, New York is the place to be for their famous Times Square Ball Drop.
We all have Adolph Ochs, owner of the New York Times, to thank.
And designer Artkraft Strauss (no, really).
Held annually on December 31 since 1907, and across a bunch of feelgood seasonal movies.
So, I think we can all agree, baby you’re a firework… all year around.