Re: Cosmos 2053

Willie Koorts (
Tue, 15 Oct 1996 14:15:29 +0200 (GMT+0200)

On Tue, 15 Oct 1996, Leo Barhorst wrote:

> In Holland we call this "harmless" handheld firework : sterretjes
> This is translated as little stars.
> Mostly used by kids around X-mas and New-Year

In South Africa they are also known as "sterretjies" in Afrikaans - 
almost identical spelling.  In the last few years,  celebrating "Guy Folkes" 
(or however you spell it) has become fasionable again and this is now the 
time of year to lite your "sterretjies, klappers, vuurpyle en vuurwerke".