According to St. Bernard Parish ordinance, here are the times when fireworks can legally be used in the parish surrounding the New Year’s celebration:
- From Dec. 15 through 28, fireworks can legally be used from 9 a.m. until 11 p.m.
- On Dec. 29 and 30, fireworks can be used from 9 a.m. until midnight, and on Dec. 31, they can be used from 9 a.m. until 2 a.m.
- On Jan. 1, fireworks can be used from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., at which time all use of fireworks must end for the New Year’s period.
Any use outside these hours would be considered illegal disturbing of the peace.