Yanshui is a town in the west coast of Taiwan. Here they celebrate the Lantern Festival with the blasts of firecrackers. The more firecrackers you are hit with the better the luck you will have in the coming year. The blasts are in honor of Guan Gong, the God of War and to ward off evil spirits. Special gear is requested from the festival participants who wear helmets and fireproof clothes. A local teashop owner makes a giant teapot filled with thousands of firecrackers. At the night of the festival the teapot lights up the entire square where the participants cheer for the lit teapot and its extraordinary explosion sounds. [8:51]
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