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/ Events and FestivalsStunning sprays of iron light up Shanxi skychinadaily.com.cn|2017-01-24 14:24Sprays of melted iron, known asTiehua in Chinese, lights up the night sky at the Taitai Mountain scenic spot in Taiyuan, North Chinas Shanxi province. The traditional event is held to welcome lunar New Year. [Photo by Sun Ruisheng/China Daily]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.Previous Page1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Next PagePrevious Page1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Next PagePhotoGifts for family from across seven seasPremier Li visits Yunnan provinceLondon smog: worse than Beijing on MondayPeople across China greet upcoming Spring FestivalChinese youth: Learning by helpingStunning sprays of iron light up Shanxi skyRelated StoriesRiverdance China tour thrills Shanxi audienceTen incidents of stolen relics strike ShanxiBest bites in journey across ShanxiScenery of Loess Plateau in North Chinas ShanxiYanmen Fort helps Shanxi win the battle for its soulBACK TO THE TOPHOMECHINAWORLDBUSINESSLIFESTYLECULTURETRAVELSPORTSOPINIONREGIONALFORUMNEWSPAPERChina Daily PDFChina Daily E-paperMOBILECopyright 1995 -. All rights reserved. The content (including but not limited to text, photo, multimedia information, etc) published in this site belongs to China Daily Information Co (CDIC). Without written authorization from CDIC, such content shall not be republished or used in any form. Note: Browsers with 1024*768 or higher resolution are suggested for this site.License for publishing multimedia online 0108263Registration Number: 130349About China DailyAdvertise on SiteContact UsJob OfferExpat EmploymentFOLLOW US

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