Perhaps you already know that here in Davao city, we celebrated christmas Season and New Year solemnly...as in solemnly, we don't have fire crackers as this is not permitted. At first it was hard on our part but after few years we have adopted the situation. Instead of using fire crackers, we opt to use pails, car horns or anything that produces sound. And one thing beneficial about prohibiting fire crackers is that no one will get hurt. I'm happy with the thought, and this means no casualties will get harmed and the hospital wont be that busy.