15 of the Most Dangerous Festivals Around the World
Yanshui Beehive Rockets Festival, Taiwan
Held every year in February or March at Yanshui island, located 149 miles (240 kilometers) from Taipei, this festival is characterized by sky lanterns and beehive firecrackers.
People burst crackers in thousands throughout the night in the belief that the one who is bombed with them is saved from bad fortune.
While the festival makes for a great spectacle, it is dangerous at the same time. With countless firecrackers shooting like tracer bullets over one’s head, even protection gears like helmets, masks and fireproof jackets sometimes fall short of preventing burns and bruises.