Home Galleries World Chinese villagers bathe in fiery sparks to ward off the evil spirits Share Via Email Published: 18th February 2017 02:26 PM | Last Updated: 18th February 2017 02:51 PM A villager performing the 'eating flowers' ritual in Fangshan village in China's coastal province of Fujians. | AFP 1 / 8 Villagers have a unique way of washing away the taint of evil spirits by bathing in a shower of scorching sparks.| AFP 2 / 8 A villager burning incense and paper money before the start of the 'eating flowers' ritual.| AFP 3 / 8 Zheng Yinquan performing the 'eating flowers' ritual. | AFP 4 / 8 Performers getting ready to perform the unique 'eating flowers' ritual. | AFP 5 / 8 One of the villagers plays with the fire sparks during the ceremony. |AFP 6 / 8 Villagers having dinner in front of the temple before performing the ritual. | AFP 7 / 8 Zheng Yinquan burning incense before performing the 'eating flowers' ritual as prayers. | AFP 8 / 8 Stay up to date on all the latest World news with The New Indian Express App. Download nowGet the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.