The impression on Yanqing: molten metal show at the Great Wall

|ChinaNews|2019-02-11 23:07:48

The molten metal show in Yanqing District originated over hundreds of years ago, when blacksmiths, who could not afford fireworks to celebrate the Chinese Spring Festival or Lantern Festival, which marks the end of the New Year period, realised they could re-create their own fireworks by throwing the molten iron against the castle walls. The event has gained increasing popularity over the years, with performances now held across the district.