As I mentioned on the birthday calendar, today is Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights celebration. Fireworks are part of the celebration, but you may want to check with local law enforcement before you go that route.

Also part of the festival is the tradition of playing cards. There's a history to that and why it's lucky to put a wager on your game today, but note the penalty if you don't gamble! There are other links to other bits of Diwali information, and those gift baskets they offer are pretty tempting, too!

http://www.diwalifestival.org/tradition-of-playing-cards.html