Historical South Tyrolean “fireworks” which were shot off at weddings or on the Feast of Corpus Christi. In 1920, all “non-religious” Tyrolean customs (including the “shooting-off” of fireworks) and the hoisting of the Tyrolean flag were prohibited in South Tyrol.

During the Fascist era starting in 1922, in particular the hoisting of the Tyrolean flag was placed under severe penalties. Such prohibitions were reinstated after the end of World War II, and remained in force until the late-1960s. Many BAS activists were given prison sentences for such “criminal acts.”