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Beehive Rocket festival in Taiwan

Festival-goers have taken part in one of Taiwan’s most daring festivals – The Yanshuei Beehive Rockets Fireworks Festival. The annual event takes place fifteen days after the Chinese New Year, and is noted for its peculiarity, as crowds of revelers stand underneath a huge fireworks waterfall. Thousands of fire crackers are set off in an all-night party, lighting up the Tainan streets.

Beehive Rocket festival in Taiwan
Festival-goers take part in the annual Yanshuei Beehive Rockets Fireworks Festival on February 14, 2014 in Tainan, Taiwan. The festival, 15 days after the Chinese New Year is one of the most peculiar in Taiwan where thousands of fire crackers are set off in an all night carnival like festival. (Getty Images)
Beehive Rocket festival in Taiwan
Festival-goers take part in the waterfall fireworks during the annual Yanshuei Beehive Rockets Fireworks Festival on February 14, 2014 in Tainan, Taiwan. The festival, 15 days after the Chinese New Year is one of the most peculiar in Taiwan where thousands of fire crackers are set off in an all night carnival like festival. (Getty Images)
Beehive Rocket festival in Taiwan
Festival-goers take part in the annual Yanshuei Beehive Rockets Fireworks Festival on February 14, 2014 in Tainan, Taiwan. The festival, 15 days after the Chinese New Year is one of the most peculiar in Taiwan where thousands of fire crackers are set off in an all night carnival like festival. (Getty Images)
Beehive Rocket festival in Taiwan
Festival-goers take part in the annual Yanshuei Beehive Rockets Fireworks Festival on February 14, 2014 in Tainan, Taiwan. The festival, 15 days after the Chinese New Year is one of the most peculiar in Taiwan where thousands of fire crackers are set off in an all night carnival like festival. (Getty Images)
Beehive Rocket festival in Taiwan
A deity statue tied with tons of fireworks is displayed during the annual Yanshuei Beehive Rockets Fireworks Festival on February 14, 2014 in Tainan, Taiwan. The festival, 15 days after the Chinese New Year is one of the most peculiar in Taiwan where thousands of fire crackers are set off in an all night carnival like festival. (Getty Images)
Beehive Rocket festival in Taiwan
Poll dancers take part in the annual Yanshuei Beehive Rockets Fireworks Festival on February 14, 2014 in Tainan, Taiwan. The festival, 15 days after the Chinese New Year is one of the most peculiar in Taiwan where thousands of fire crackers are set off in an all night carnival like festival. (Getty Images)
Beehive Rocket festival in Taiwan
Festival-goers take part in the annual Yanshuei Beehive Rockets Fireworks Festival on February 14, 2014 in Tainan, Taiwan. The festival, 15 days after the Chinese New Year is one of the most peculiar in Taiwan where thousands of fire crackers are set off in an all night carnival like festival. (Getty Images)