Shoppers braved long lines Monday to grab firecrackers before they disappear.
Brisk sales were reported on the first day to purchase firecrackers at several Oahu stores.
At Don Quijote in Waipahu, a number of shoppers filled their carts with only firecrackers. And it was a similar story at Don Quijote in Honolulu, which was running short of firecrackers just three hours after the store's opening.
Several shoppers said they set aside about $1,000 a year for firecrackers.
"All for the kids," said Liliha resident Al Estes. "It's a tradition and since we pop while we young, we want the kids to pop too."
Some shoppers said they waited in line for an hour before getting to the register.
Firecrackers can only be lit on Oahu from 9 p.m. Saturday to 1 a.m. New Year's Day.