The Making of a Fire Balloon

By Zarni phyo

Taunggyi’s Tazaungdaing Fire Balloon Festival, which takes place annually in late October or early November, is an exciting occasion for spectators and competition participants alike. Each group entering their balloon in the festival competition takes huge risks working with explosive materials that will create the spectacular fireworks display on the night of the competition. Contributing photographer Zarni Phyo went behind the scenes last year to observe the hard work and patience involved in creating fire balloons for the festival as well as the spirit of celebration and intense excitement of the competition itself.

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