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The Rocket War Seen by Aurélie

The goal of this war is for the teams to hit the opponent church, the bulls eye being Saint Mark's bell and Virgin Mary Erethianis clock...

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Easter Rocket War hits Vrontados

In a bizarre but long-cherished local tradition, two Orthodox churches in the town of Vrontados fire rockets at each other's churches - while services are held. The objective is to hit the other church's bell, but many rockets go astray, causing locals to rush frantically for cover. And some say they are sick of having to repair their damaged homes.

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Mysterious Origins

Several days before the event, residents carefully board up both churches' windows and doors and wrap wire sheeting around the buildings to protect worshippers. Use of the rockets dates back to the 19th Century On Easter Sunday evening, as mass is said in both churches, the rival parish "gangs" set to work, lighting fireworks and aiming them haphazardly at each other's church bells.

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Rocket War from Belgian Eyes

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.

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Where does the war take place?

Saturday Easter, close to 8p.m., you can feel the tension in the air, but at the same time you can smell the joy in the air, no people in the streets, something is going to happen!

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