Submission by anon
Thinking about leaf-nin and forest fires and just: annual Konoha Fire Festival, where the forests immediately surrounding Konoha are put to controlled burns (because Hashirama’s mokuton grows ridiculously strong and resilient trees, but they’re completely combustion resistant on their own, and all that dead foliage and such just isn’t healthy for the forest). The rest of Fire country does pretty well on its own, barring the occasional wild inferno that needs a big suiton to calm down (typical genin C-rank).
Planning the burn is a meticulous process requiring careful analysis of the whole forest, top to bottom, and determining where/how long/how hot/etc to burn; all of which takes nearly a week even with a dedicated team (there’s no way they’re going to chance fcking up their forest).
The festival itself turns the burning into a bit of a spectacle, with all sorts of fancy fire dragons and flowers from ninjas trying to outdo each other in grandeur while adhering to the forestry specialists/scientists’ careful instructions. Ironically, the village ends up with so many fire hazards because of all the candles, torches, and bonfires used as decorations everywhere.
Idk just wanted ninjas to have happy holidays too and then it merged with my pyromania because of those asks and yeah