Fireworks at the Harbin International Snow and Ice Festival

Now this is something interesting. The annual Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival is held in the city of Harbin in North East China in the Heilongjiang province. The festival was first in since 1963. It was interrupted for a number of years during the Chinese Cultural Revolution, but it was resumed in 1985. Harbin is nicknamed “Ice City”. Winter January temperatures average minus 18 degrees Celsius (under the influence of the cold winter wind from Siberia). Almost everything is built out of snow and ice. The festival officially starts every year on the 5th of January and lasts for one month. Exhibits often stay open longer, weather permitting. The Harbin International Snow and Ice Festival is one of the world’s four largest ice and snow festivals (along with Japan’s Sapporo Snow Festival, Canada’s Quebec City Winter Carnival and Norway’s Ski Festival). This photo featuring a fireworks show at the Harbin International Snow and Ice Festival has been selected as the Daily Cool Photo on Running Wolf’s Rant for the 22nd of January 2012. You can view more images taken at this festival on the Boston Big Picture website.

Yesterday a photo featuring the KONGOS on stage @ Park Acoustics was the Daily Cool Photo on Running Wolf’s Rant, feel free to check it out. Watch this space for daily updates in the Photography and Babes categories here. Feedback is appreciated and welcome, so feel free to comment on anything that you might find interesting.

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Henno Kruger
Blogger, Desktop Activist, Twitter / Facebook Addict, Music Festival Addict, Avid lover of South African music, Founder and owner of Running Wolf's Rant and co-founder of SA Music Zone
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