The 5th November tradition in the UK has just kicked off a full 3 weeks early. Some moron close by has started things off with a few rockets.
This is probably going to go on for the next month or so. Random loud explosions for no good reason at all. At any other time, the most explosive thing most people are allowed to purchase is a match, but "tradition" demands that once a year people can buy enough explosives to blow themselves up.