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Fireworks prohibited in Brussels

Fireworks prohibited in Brussels

The use of fireworks (skyrockets and firecrackers) is prohibited by the General police regulation in Brussels.

Article 43 of the general police regulation of Brussels is about dangerous activities in public places and staes: it is forbidden in public spaces, publicly accessible places and private property to conduct an activity that may affect the public safety or the safe and smooth passage, such as: ... use of fireworks, except with the authorization of the competent authority.

Fireworks such as skyrockets, Roman candles, firecrackers, Bengal lights, fountains, ... used in this way, will be seized.

Although the sale of fireworks is permitted in Belgium, a municipality like Brussels has the right to prohibit or restrict the use on its territory. 

Use of fireworks in the Brussels Region

The Brussels Capital Region has decided to ban the use of fireworks (including sound cannons or carbide cannons) by private individuals, exclusively in public areas, from 15 December 2023 to 3 January 2024 inclusive.

Possession and transport of fireworks

The possession and transport of fireworks (including sound cannons or carbide cannons) by private individuals are prohibited in the public space 24 hours a day on 23, 24 and 25 December, as well as on 31 December and 1 January. This measure only applies from 4 pm to 10 am from 15 to 22 December and on 2 and 3 January.

Order of the Minister-President of the Brussels Capital Region prohibiting the possession and transport of fireworks (1.56 MB) (in French and Dutch)

Created on 12/12/2022 (Modified on 19/12/2023)