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

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.

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 - Images: Thomas Prior with permission]

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)