Double dose from the fire festival

After the welcoming ceremony the crowds squeeze their way up the narrow main street to have the communal lunch and then gather around the village square. Boy, do these Chinese have some kit – huge lenses, I phones, selfie sticks all focused on the, now hammered, painted lads who do a circuit, light a fire, sacrifice a chicken ( yes, truly) and proceed to the main hillside where the thousands gather to watch the dancing and enjoy all the fun of the fair

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