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Sprays of iron

Updated: 2017-01-24
By (chinadaily.com.cn)
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The old tradition of Datiehua, which literally means to spray melted iron, 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 1,700 degrees Celsius, local workers spray the scorching liquid into the air producing a shower of magnificent sparks that seem almost like fireworks.

The old tradition of Datiehua, which literally means to spray melted iron, 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 1,700 degrees Celsius, local workers spray the scorching liquid into the air producing a shower of magnificent sparks that seem almost like fireworks.

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