Bonfire night has become a long and drawn out affair

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As a big fan of fireworks I’m looking forward to seeing the sky lit up by rockets tonight.

But once the clock strikes midnight, I hope that will put an end to the whizzes and bangs for another year.

There used to be a time when November 5 was the only occasion we celebrated with fireworks.

Now people have extravagant displays at weddings and bonfire night can run from mid October to mid-November. The explosions start to get annoying when it’s night after night.

Thankfully, Halloween is still a one-night only affair, but our obsession with extending these kinds of festivities means it can’t be much longer before we start seeing blood-curdling masks in the shops from mid summer.