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

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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.

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Illustration for article titled Mexicos 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]

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Illustration for article titled Mexicos National Pyrotechnics Festival Looks Absolutely Insane(ly Fun)
Illustration for article titled Mexicos National Pyrotechnics Festival Looks Absolutely Insane(ly Fun)

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ok. it's official. I don't give Mexico nearly enough credito.

Hey Mexicans coming to Texas: howsabout bringing less polka music and more fireworkshitstravaganzas?

Also, thank you for your delicious food.

I know that sounded really racist, but what I'm really trying to say is, your culture really can kick ass sometimes. :)