When Can You Burst Firecrackers In Punjab? These Are The Days And The Timings

by Suchismita Pal
When Can You Burst Firecrackers In Punjab? These Are The Days And The Timings

The festival of lights, Diwali, is just a few days away. People all around India celebrate Diwali by lighting up diyas and bursting crackers. However, in the past few years, authorities have become more environmentally conscious and identified the detrimental impacts of these firecrackers on air quality. This year, Punjab is allowing its people to burst only green firecrackers, that too with restricted timings. Read on to know more.

Burst Firecrackers In Punjab For Only Two Hours This Diwali

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As per reports, the Punjab Minister of Environment Gurmeet Singh Meet Hayer announced that the state will permit the bursting of firecrackers for only two hours this Diwali, from 8 PM to 10 PM. Also, people can burst only green firecrackers. The state has banned the manufacturing and selling of joined firecrackers. Also, Punjab will also only permit authorised vendors to sell green firecrackers.

Like many other festivals, Diwali is celebrated in a magnificent way in North India. Every year, right after the Diwali festivities, the North Indian skies turn poignantly grey and air pollution levels soar. Smog settles over the city in layers. The situation becomes worse as winter approaches because of the drop in temperature. To lessen the impacts of air pollution in Punjab, the state has imposed a partial ban on firecrackers.

Also Read: Diwali 2022: Tamil Nadu Permits Bursting Crackers Only 1 Hour In Morning & Evening

When Can You Burst Firecrackers In Punjab On Prakash Purab And Christmas?

On Prakash Purab Day, people of Punjab can burst firecrackers only between 4 AM and 5 AM in the morning, and between 9 PM and 10 PM at night, as per government order. Prakash Purab will be celebrated on November 8, 2022.

For Christmas, Punjab will allow the bursting of firecrackers between 11.55 PM to 12.30 AM between December 25 and 26. Similarly, on the 31st night eve, firecracker burning will be allowed between 11.55 PM and 12.30 AM between December 31 and January 1.

On that note, what are your Diwali plans? Let us know in the comments section below!

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