Mexico’s National Pyrotechnic Festival Looks… Amazing!

June 20th, 2013 | Space

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Tultepec is a small city located just 30 miles from Mexico City.  The major industry in these parts is Pyrotechnics, and each year, the town throws a week-long festival to show off their major produce. Around 100,000 people flock to enjoy the food, music, dancing, and of course, the amazing fireworks. As you can see above, the safety restrictions don’t seem to be too strict in these parts of Mexico, but it makes for some incredible pictures!  Thomas Prior from New York braved the madness last March and captured the incredible photographs you see above.

The main event of the festival seems especially striking — it features a “Running of the Bulls” in which 250 wooden bulls filled with fireworks run the streets shooting off explosions for a 7 hour finale.

I must go!

Find more from Thomas Prior at his site.

-RSB

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