Media advisory

Enjoy Diwali fireworks in Mississauga, but only on November 12

City services | November 3, 2023

Holidays are an exciting time to bring family and friends together, especially in Mississauga. From one neighbourhood to another, the city is vibrant and diverse; there’s always something to celebrate!

Over the next several days, families across Mississauga will prepare for Diwali. Often referred to as the “Festival of Lights,” Diwali is a holiday that symbolizes light over darkness. Families often use colourful lights, lanterns, candles and fireworks to celebrate the light in their lives. While these traditions are bright, the City reminds residents that it’s important to keep Diwali safe and enjoyable for everyone, including their neighbours.

Follow these safety reminders to ensure your Diwali celebrations are enjoyable for everyone:


You may have questions about fireworks usage, especially around holidays. Please remember that this year, Diwali fireworks can be enjoyed at home only on Sunday, November 12, 2023, until midnight.

To set off fireworks on private property on any day other than the holiday, you must apply for a firework display permit. If you’re visiting from another city or a resident, please remember that fireworks cannot be used on a public Mississauga street, park or road without a permit.

To dispose of used or unused fireworks, completely submerge them in water and soak them overnight. Wrap the soaked fireworks in a plastic bag to keep them from drying out, and dispose of them in your garbage bin.

Enjoy and be safe. To learn more or apply for a permit, go to For additional questions, call 311 or review our Fireworks By-law.

Lights and décor

Place Diyas and candles in a sturdy holder on a heat-resistant surface. Keep flames safe from curtains, furniture, decorations and loose clothing. Closets do not provide sufficient space for open flames.

An adult must watch Diyas and candles. Keep children and pets away from all sources of heat and flames.

Stay safe in the kitchen

Diwali brings families together around the dinner table. If you plan on cooking, remember to stay safe. Gatherings can get busy, so don’t get distracted when cooking – turn your hot appliances off if you have to leave the kitchen. Remember to keep towels and clothes away from the stove top and never cook or barbecue in your garage.

If you’re frying or cooking with oil, you must be careful. Hot oil can catch fire easily – use a deep fryer with temperature gauge that will make sure the fat does not get too hot.

Remember, being proactive about safety will ensure you and your guests have a great time with little to worry about. Visit Mississauga’s fire prevention web page for more tips on how to prevent a fire. Make safety a part of your plans, talk to your family and friends before lighting up fireworks and keep vulnerable people safe.

Media contact:
City of Mississauga Media Relations
905-615-3200, ext. 5232
TTY: 905-896-5151


Media contact

City of Mississauga Media Relations
905-615-3200, ext. 5232
TTY: 905-896-5151