Dazzling molten iron fireworks greet Chinese New Year in Beijing
A shower of fireworks and sparks spew out of molten iron was seen on display in Beijing World Park February 7 in a traditional performance to greet the Chinese New Year. /VCG Photo

A shower of fireworks and sparks spew out of molten iron was seen on display in Beijing World Park February 7 in a traditional performance to greet the Chinese New Year. /VCG Photo

The ritual, known as "Dashuhua," dates back to over 500 years ago, and is recognized as an intangible cultural heritage. /VCG Photo

The ritual, known as "Dashuhua," dates back to over 500 years ago, and is recognized as an intangible cultural heritage. /VCG Photo

It is a beautifully dangerous practice performed by blacksmiths typically around the Spring Festival. /VCG Photo

It is a beautifully dangerous practice performed by blacksmiths typically around the Spring Festival. /VCG Photo

The performance consists of pouring hot liquid iron against walls, through which burst into a shower of golden sparks that resemble falling blossoms and fireworks. /VCG Photo

The performance consists of pouring hot liquid iron against walls, through which burst into a shower of golden sparks that resemble falling blossoms and fireworks. /VCG Photo