Firecrackers went on sale Friday for the Independence Day holiday next Wednesday. But, only 28 permits were sold on Oahu, according to city officials.
The deadline to buy a firecracker permit for Independence Day was last week Friday.
A $25 permit allows the purchase of up to 5,000 firecrackers. That means there can only be a grand total of 140,000 legal firecrackers set off next Wednesday.
Here's a look at the number of permits sold each year for the Independence Day holiday:
2012 - 28 permits sold
2011 - 95 permits sold
2010 - 174 permits sold
2009 - 119 permits sold
2008 - 154 permits sold
The city's ban on most fireworks went into effect in January of 2011.
You can purchase a permit for firecrackers for the next New Year's celebrations until December 21.