Taiwan's Colorful Annual Lantern Festival Gets Underway (Video)


Taiwan marks the annual lantern festival with colorful events across the country.  Once the official ceremony is over, it's time for the beehive firecrackers.

So named because the structures housing the fireworks resemble beehives. With sparks flying in all directions, it's vital to wear protective gear. But that doesn't always guarantee an injury-free experience, as this man confirms.

The two-week festivities mark the beginning of the Lunar New Year.

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