Mexico's National Pyrotechnics Festival Looks Absolutely Insane(ly Fun)

Who doesn't love a good fireworks show? People the world over -- from Beijing to New York -- set off pyrotechnics to celebrate everything from home runs to national independence. Mexico has a similar celebratory tradition, it just doesn't even bother launching the pyros -- intentionally that is.

Photographer Thomas Prior recently traveled to Tultepec, Mexico for the celebration of the country's long-standing fireworks industry. The nine-day National Pyrotechnics Festival has been held annually since the mid-19th century and often draws over 100,000 participants. Seriously, how is everybody not on fire? [Thomas Prior via Peta Pixel]

Pictures: Thomas Prior