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Spectacular sprays of iron sparks light up the sky to celebrate Spring Festival.

By Qiao Hui, Liu Ning (People's Daily Online)    13:21, February 24, 2018

Check out this special way of welcoming the Spring Festival,"Da Tie Hua", which literally means to spray melted iron into the air. The old tradition dates back some 2,000 years in Shanxi province as a way to celebrate Spring Festival and scare away demons.

With iron melting in pots reaching temperatures of up to 1,600 degrees Celsius, professional workers spray the scorching liquid into the air producing a shower of spectacular sparks that seem like fireworks.

It looks like fireworks, but it's not! "Da Tie Hua" literally means spraying molten iron into the air.

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(Web editor: Liu Ning, Bianji)

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