15 reasons why you should stop bursting crackers this Diwali - Featured image

I want start this post by thanking all those who don’t burst crackers but if you still do that, I humbly request you to stop bursting crackers this Diwali. That doesn’t mean that you can burst them next year. Bursting crackers might give you some pleasure but just look at what happens to the environment and other people near us because of these crackers. If you don’t burst crackers, please share this with the ones who do and if you do, please take a careful look at this article and then decide if you still want to go ahead with it.

1. They cause air pollution

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This is one of the most visible effect of bursting crackers. According to this article, air pollution goes up by 30% during Diwali

 

2. It takes time for the harmful gases to go away

15 reasons why you should stop bursting crackers this Diwali smog
There’s nothing better than inhaling some Nitrous Oxide on an auspicious day

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If there is no rain and proper wind, the harmful gases take longer time to get cleared

 

3. Did I forget to tell you about the ailments and diseases that are caused by these gases?

15 reasons why you should stop bursting crackers this Diwali diseases
Yay Diwali!! Cough cough…

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Sulfur Dioxide, Nitrous Oxides and many other harmful gases are released because of crackers causing respiratory problems and diseases. You definitely don’t want to inhale them.

 

4. You are helping to increase global warming

15 reasons why you should stop bursting crackers this Diwali - global warming
Now this is a bit over exaggerated but I hope you got my point.

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CO2, Nitrous Oxide and other greenhouse gases “Like this”.

 

5. Noise Pollution

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Crackers create high decibel sound and most people feel numbness in the ears after bursting crackers. It can also make you deaf.

 

6. Garbage

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Well, garbage disposal is a perennial problem in India but crackers just add to the existing problem.

 

7. Babies,  pregnant women, old people get affected

15 reasons why you should stop bursting crackers this Diwali - Affects kids
Just look how much this young kid is enjoying the loud noise.

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Now why would any good person want to trouble them?

 

8. Animals get scared

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Why do you want to be evil? Animals are so nice and cute. Please don’t scare them.

 

9. Underage kids make crackers

Seven year old Nurba isnt playing, she's working because you want to buy crackers
Seven year old Nurba isn’t playing, she’s working because you want to buy crackers. Source

That’s true, you are promoting child labour.

 

10. People get injured

15 reasons why you should stop bursting crackers this Diwali - injuries
Do I need to show you anything else so that you will believe me?

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Make peace, not firecrackers

 

11. They cause fires

15 reasons why you should stop bursting crackers this Diwali - Causes fires
Look honey, our house is on fire.

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Isn’t it obvious that a firecracker can cause a fire.

 

12. This isn’t how we celebrate Diwali traditionally

15 reasons why you should stop bursting crackers this Diwali - traditional celebrations
This is how you should celebrate Diwali. With lights, not some miniature bombs

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Deep(light) avali (rows) means a row of lights, not row of high noise making crackers. Celebrate it by lighting lamps and distributing sweets and presents.

 

13. You are wasting your hard earned money or your parents money

15 reasons why you should stop bursting crackers this Diwali - costly
There’s nothing better that spending Rs 100 on a product that bursts and makes a deafening sound.

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Trust me, these crackers are just a waste of money.

 

14. Bursting fancy crackers has become a status symbol

15 reasons why you should stop bursting crackers this Diwali - Status symbol
Look my crackers are so fancy you poor guy

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Please put an end to this idiocy

 

15. In case you are very religious, I want to tell you that people are blowing the gods and goddesses

15 reasons why you should stop bursting crackers this Diwali - Laxmi bomb
Hasta la vista goddess Laxmi

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Congratulations! You just blew up the gods whom you worshiped some time back. If paintings of gods by some artists has offended you in the post, this should offend you even more than the paintings.

Share your thoughts

Day long .. Night long crackers (Sorry Mini Bombs). It has become disgusting … I mean the sound as well as the smoke and the Garbage… and its not yet Diwali… Maaaan….

ThIs is a very helpful article, should encourage people all around the world not to burst crackers and spoil our beautiful Mother Earth. We should all go eco friendly this year by not bursting crackers!!!

Well I think bursting crackers in moderation from a good company that doesnt use child labour, uses vacum combustion method which produces less smoke and noise is still ok. Meat industry is the largest cause of global warming and avoiding meat during diwali will go a long way in fighting global warming and other health related hazards.
We all use cars every day and no one questions or considers in their buying decision how much gms of CO2 is emitted per kilometer. Crackers are for entertainment purpose around the world and they should be used in moderation, but so should the electricity which is highly carbon intensive.
We only look at the things that appeal to our senses but sliently we are causing more harm by using electricity, cars, by eating meat and yet when it comes to festivity all turn into strong environmentalists.

Does all these points apply on new year celebration world wide? or just for Diwali celebrations?

You are right, they do but during Diwali crackers are burst on many days. New Year celebrations start only on the New Year and I doubt they last for more than an hour.

Everyone has a point of view. I presented mine and you are presenting yours and that’s absolutely fine. Have a nice time 🙂