Spectacular Fireworks Show During Taiwan Festival

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

Southern Taiwan put on a spectacular fireworks show during the Yanshuei Fireworks Festival on Saturday, February 11.

This drone footage shows the launch of rocket forts, which lit up the night sky over Tainan city. The spectacle, 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 the late 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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