Fireworks are banned around August 1 in many cantonments. Migros is the only retailer that does completely without sales.
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- Due to the heat, firecrackers are being banned in many cantons.
- As a result various retailers are optimizing their sales.
- You can only buy rockets and firecrackers at certain branches in Coop, Aldi and Lidl.
- Migros get away with it entirely – partly out of consideration for people and animals.
National Day is just around the corner. Switzerland is celebrating its birthday next Monday. Traditionally, it is celebrated across the country with, among other things, fireworks.
Migros completely does without, coop only partially
However, buying rockets and crackers this year may be difficult. A picture of a poster in front of the Cop branch is being circulated on Twitter. It says: “High drought. The coop abstains from selling firecrackers.”
This is met with a lack of understanding on the Internet. One user writes: “Coupe presents his behavior in an unnecessary ad campaign as particularly responsible, prudent and praising himself.”
Because: Fire is banned in many cantonments anyway.
Retail giants defend themselves. The discount does not apply to all branches. The company follows the legal requirements and instructions of the authorities, writes the coop upon request. So are fireworks to buy, but “only in select sales outlets”.
Will you have fireworks on August 1st?
No, it’s forbidden!
Aldi and Lidl attract customers by selling fireworks. But the same applies here: it is sold only in cantons where ignition is allowed. “We always follow the canton’s requirements and monitor developments such as the weather and any fire restrictions.” Aldi writes that upon request.
Cop competitor Migros isn’t offering any such items this year. “The decision lies with the individual cooperatives. This year all the ten cooperatives have decided not to sell fireworks.
Over the past few years, fireworks fans in Migros have been looking down the drain. No one believes that the decision of the cooperative will be different in the next two or three years. “Of course, the general consideration for people, animals, and nature also plays a part here,” says the company.
Complete ban in 13 Cantonment
Hence the retail giants are reacting to different restrictions in different cantonments. For example, in Freiburg, Geneva, Ticino, Vaud, Wallace, Solothurn, Jura, Glarus, Neuchâtel, Schaffhausen, Thurgau, Aargau, Bern and Uri, ignition is prohibited.
Even in Graubünden, setting off large-scale fireworks is not allowed this year. Exceptions are the Lower and Upper Engadine as well as Samnaun and Münstertal.
Light is allowed in Zurich
In the cantons of Zurich Lucerne, Schwyz, Zug, Obwalden and Nidwalden, Basel-Landshaft, Basel-Stadt, Appenzell Oserhoden and St. Gallen, the ban has so far only applied to forests and forested areas. According to a statement, the city of Zurich is also banning fires and fireworks with immediate effect: fireworks can only be set off from gravel and tarred areas.
Meaning: Fireworks are still allowed here. However, a minimum distance must be maintained while firing.
Only in Appenzell Innerhoden was a warning issued. As of now, there are no restrictions here.
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