Taiwanese Celebrate 'World's Most Dangerous Fireworks Festival'

People set fireworks during the Yanshui Beehive Rockets Festival on February 10, 2017 in Tainan, Taiwan. The Yanshui Beehive Fireworks Festival is an annual tradition held on the 15th day after the beginning of the Lunar New Year in Tainan Ciy over 130 years and ranked as the fifth most dangerous festival in the world. Located in Yanshui District, participants are geared up with motorcycle helmets, fire-retardant clothing and thick gloves, with hundreds of thousands of firecrackers going off at the same time. According to Taiwan's Tourism Bureau, the 'beehive fireworks' festival started in the late 1885 as a request to the gods to spare Yanshui from a cholera outbreak which was making its way through the villages. Future generations followed this tradition and this year 40 Beehive firecrackers have been placed around the city, each firing 600,000 shots, as the Taiwanese believe the 'baptism of fireworks' gets rid of calamity and troubles while bringing good fortune in the new year. (Footage by Billy H.C. Kwok/Getty Images)


クレジット: Billy H.C. Kwok
クリップ番号: 641706614HD
コレクション: Getty Images Editorial Footage
作成日: 2017年02月10日(金)
ライセンスタイプ: ライツレディ
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クリップの長さ: 00:00:14:20
場所: Tainan, Taiwan
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ソース: Getty Images Editorial Footage
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