Taiwanese festivals have been evolving for hundreds of years. Most bizarre festivals held during the holidays in Taiwan are a mix of the indigenous people's tradition and chinese culture. The bombing of Master Han Dan is truly a bizarre festival held annually in taiwan around Chinese new year.
In this Taiwan video, watch as Master Han Dan get pummelled with fireworks, firecrackers, and bottle rockets.
There are a couple of theories of The Bombing of Master Han Dan's origins.
How: The volunteer will be naked except for red shorts and a cloth to cover their face. They are given Banyan branches to fan away the firecrackers and are hauled around on a "Holy Sedan Chair" by four other people. They will be marched through the town past all the businesses where the more explosives thrown at Han Dan, the more economic growth the businesses will see the following year. In some places the festival is held in a big field with carnival-like games, night market style food and snacks, sky lanterns, and of course, a big fireworks display at the end of the night. The Master Han Dan's are marched around the fields while all the townspeople and visitors throw firecrackers at him.
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