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Every year in January, the Japanese city of Nara holds a festival where they light their mountain on fire. The festival includes a parade of torches and plenty of fireworks, making this holiday a pyromaniacs dream come true!
The festival is called “Yamayaki” which literally means “mountain roast”. It takes place on the fourth Saturday of January and begins with the ceremonial lighting of a torch at Kasuga Taisha Shrine.
From there, the group carries the torches along the city, towards Mount Wakakusa, an extinct volcano that rises 350 meters above the city. Fireworks are set off at 6 pm and then the mountain roast begins!