Monday, March 30, 2009

The Beauty of Molten Iron

In Nuanquan, China there is a unique tradition dating back about 500 years to celebrate the Lantern Festival. Instead of using fireworks like any old place - or that the fact that fireworks were invented in China back in the 12th century - these folks celebrate it by using something a bit more dangerous and beautiful with molten iron which is then flung at a wall creating a cascade of sparks. What do they use for protection? Sheep skins and a hat…

**Please turn on the High Quality button to really enjoy this video!



GrayB said...

That's really cool!

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