Festivalgoers Wear Helmets in Face of Fireworks Display

StoryfulPublished: May 29, 2017
Published: May 29, 2017

Festivalgoers donned helmets and other protective gear when faced with a fireworks display in southern Taiwan on Saturday, February 11.

This drone footage shows the launch of rocket forts, which lit up the night sky over Tainan city. The Yanshuei Fireworks Festival, traditionally held on the Chinese Lantern Festival, was not all fun and games – at least six people were <a href="https://udn.com/news/story/2/2279405" target="_blank">injured</a>.

The ceremony was originally held to ward off evil spirits that local residents believed caused a cholera epidemic in the Yanshui district in later 1800s, according to a <a href="https://www.travelking.com.tw/eng/tourguide/tainan/yanshuei-fireworks-festival.html" target="_blank">Taiwanese travel website</a>.

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