Like everywhere else in the United States, the Mississippi fireworks laws are unique to that specific state. Before using any type of fireworks such as sparklers for weddings, it is very important to know all of the Mississippi fireworks laws to prevent any type of fines or legal problems on your big day.
Whether you live in Jackson, Gulfport, Biloxi, or any other city in Mississippi, breaking the local fireworks laws can ruin your wedding in a big hurry; even though it’s the birthplace of Coca-Cola, first bottled in 1894 in Vicksburg. Below we have list the current Mississippi fireworks laws to help prevent any unwanted problems when using wedding sparklers on your big day.
State of Mississippi Fireworks Laws:
Permitted: All consumer fireworks as defined by the DOT.
Prohibited: Cherry bombs, tubular salutes, repeating bombs, aerial bombs, and torpedoes.
Selling Period: June 15-July 5 and December 5-January 2.
Age of Purchase: 12 years of age.
More Facts About Mississippi:
Nickname: Magnolia State
Motto: Virtute et Armis (By valor and arms)
Statehood: December 10, 1817 (20th)
Origin of State’s Name: Possible based on Chippewa Indian words “mici zibi,” loosely meaning “great river” or “gathering in of all water”
Largest Cities: Jackson, Biloxi, Greenville, Hattiesburg, Gulfport
Border States: Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Tennessee
Land Area: 46,914 sq. mi.; 31st largest
State Bird: Mockingbird
State Flower: Magnolia (magnolia grandiflora)
State Tree: Magnolia ( magnolia grandiflora)
State Song: Go Mis-sis-sip-pi