Mexico's National Pyrotechnics Festival Looks Absolutely Insane(ly Fun)

By Andrew Tarantola on at

Who doesn't love a good fireworks show? People the world over — from Beijing to London — set off pyrotechnics to celebrate everything from New Year to Royal Weddings. Mexico has a similar celebratory tradition, they just don't even bother launching the pyros — intentionally, that is.

Mexico's National Pyrotechnics Festival Looks Absolutely Insane(ly Fun)

Photographer Thomas Prior recently traveled to Tultepec, Mexico for the celebration of the country's long-standing fireworks industry. The nine-day National Pyrotechnics Festival has been held annually since the mid-19th century, and often draws over 100,000 participants. Seriously though, how is everybody not on fire? [Thomas Prior via Peta Pixel]

Mexico's National Pyrotechnics Festival Looks Absolutely Insane(ly Fun)

Mexico's National Pyrotechnics Festival Looks Absolutely Insane(ly Fun)

Mexico's National Pyrotechnics Festival Looks Absolutely Insane(ly Fun)

Image credit: Thomas Prior with permission