Bonfire nights - although usually celebrated as a holiday for Guy Fawks- is quite common regarding its popularity among its viewers, for the welcoming heat, bright flames, and overall cheery atmosphere. However, it is no surprise these spectacles may cause more harm than good.


Bonfires are a unique and historical celebration that serves as a reminder of the thwarted plot to assassinate King James I. It has become a beloved tradition in the United Kingdom, featuring colourful fireworks and festive gatherings.


Nevertheless, there are quite a few problems with Bonfire Nights, such as noise pollution from the fireworks, carbon dioxide and other unfriendly gases released, habitat destruction, waste, and litter. Not to mention the sky-rocketing price tag, it seems that it's not just the fireworks that soar high and bright. Sapphire Jarrett - a local enjoyer of bonfire nights- said, ' Although I do enjoy the display, it's silly the amount of money it costs just for a few fireworks.'


It's challenging to provide a specific figure for how much bonfire societies spend, as it can vary widely. Some smaller societies may spend a few thousand pounds, while larger organisations in major cities might invest tens, thousands or more in their Bonfire Night celebrations. The financial resources available to the society, the level of community support, and fundraising efforts all play a role in determining the budget for these events.


In conclusion, Bonfire Nights are enjoyable and do bring people together. They spread warmth and excite all. They also cause more problems than they can solve. It's challenging to compare whether Bonfire Nights are worth the money and the cost to the environment to the thrilling bangs and pops you get from the fireworks while standing in your wellies and woolly hats in the winter weather. But I truly believe that Bonfire Nights are worth it in the end. It would be nice to think that fireworks could be changed to a more effective and efficient display in our current times that also does not break people's pockets.