Originally, the festival had been arranged and started by the citizens who were eager to keep "the fire" of the coalmine that lighten the future of the city after the coalmine in the city had been closed. The 41st festival was blessed with fine weather and sunshine as opposite to the one held last year. It started calmly this year.
Tonight, 3,000 fire works will decorate the sky over the city.
And the Chinese character of fire could be seen on the sidehill of the emountain. Three youngsters carried the torch from the tower and ignited. It took 20 minutes to reach the ignition point of the mountain. Fireworks will start soon tonight. July 15(Sun.).