Saturday Easter, close to 8 p.m., you can already feel the tension in the air and at the same time smell the joy in the air, no people in the streets, something is going to happen!
A small town out on a calm Aegean Island. But this town has a peculiar habit. Every year on the evening before Easter the night sky gets lid up with thousands of flashes.
Several days before the event, residents carefully board up both churches' windows and doors and wrap wire sheeting around the buildings to protect worshippers.
The rocket war is a unique custom that takes place in Vrontados, a village in the Greek island of Chios. This tradition started many centuries ago.
Last Saturday, the day of the famous Rocket War here on Chios, our friend Andrei endured extreme temperatures to uncover the starting point of this tradition.
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