Beehive

Yanshui Beehive Fireworks Festival

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Helmeted spectators watch as a beehive ends in fireworks.
At minimum, a helmet is necessary for attending this festival. Morgan Randall (Atlas Obscura User)
Watching a beehive explode can be as exhilarating as it is terrifying. Morgan Randall (Atlas Obscura User)
A beehive erupts farther down the street. Morgan Randall (Atlas Obscura User)
A group of palanquins wait in front of a brightly lit temple for the next beehive to be set off. Morgan Randall (Atlas Obscura User)
Even from a distance, crowds can expect to be hit by rockets. Morgan Randall (Atlas Obscura User)

While much of Asia believes red decorations or sky lanterns can bring good luck in the new year, locals in the Yanshui district of Tainan believe that the more times you’re hit by a rocket, the better.

Memorial Hall with Taipei 101 in the background.
Xinyi District, Taiwan

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