Greek Village Celebrates Easter with Rockets Instead of Eggs

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Every easter, as small greek town called Vrontados celebrates easter in the coolest way ever, by staging a rocket war!. They fire thousands of rockets at one another, the objective being to fire a rocket at the bell of the opposing churches.

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Two rival parishes of Vrontados village fire thousands of rockets every Easter Saturday.

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Two local organisers load homemade rockets onto a truck.

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The rockets are arranged before they are fired.

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A participator fires one of the first rockets.

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A woman walking out of her heavily protected home.

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Mayhem as rockets fly through the sky.

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Rockets overhead as worshippers hold candles and celebrate easter.

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The aftermath of the rocket battle.

source: theatlantic.com