Residents in Tultepec, a small town just north of Mexico City, staged a spectacular firework display on Monday to pay tribute to the patron saint of firework makers San Juan de Dios during a week-long national pyrotechnics fair.
Dozens of imposing firework "castillos" (castles), made in the shape of bulls and even beetles, lit up the sky in the main square.
The bulls are made from light wooden structures, covered with paper and cardboard.
Rockets, which fire colorful lights, cover the wooden structures and when they are detonated the bull moves in different directions.
Thrilled daredevils shouted "fire! fire," as they jumped and danced around the structures during an event called the traditional burning of the bulls.
"Adults and youngsters take part. It's a social occasion, a way to celebrate traditions and Mexico. Nothing else, the pride of being Mexican," said resident,
Tags: San Juan de Dios, mexico, tultepec, fireworks, display, crazy, nuts, ghastlyghost, 2010
Location: Tultepec, Mexico, Mexico (load item map)
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