A fireball festival recalls a volcanic eruption in El Salvador

Americas Now

In El Salvador there’s an annual event you could say is too hot to handle. 

At the end of August, residents in the town of Nejapa commemorate a volcano’s impressive eruption hundreds of years ago by throwing flames — sometimes at each other.

They resemble the fireballs, ash and lava that rained down on the village during the blast.

Take a look at these images of the Bolas De Fuego Festival.