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

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 - Images: Thomas Prior with permission]