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Spectacular Annual Chios Rocket War Under Threat as Organizers Fold

The organization which keeps alive the 200-year-old custom of the "Rocket War" on the Greek island of Chios announced on Thursday it is closing up shop for good. The organization "Friends of Vrontados Traditions" said in a statement that it...

Greece's Chios Braced for Traditional Easter Rocket War (video)

The rocket war, one of the most beautiful and dangerous Easter spectacles in Greece, will be revived on Saturday evening on the island of Chios. Groups at the village of Vrodados say they have struck an agreement with the local...

An Island Divided Over 'The Rocket War of Chios'

The rocket war of Chios has been taking place on the Greek island for more than 200 hundred years. One of the most beautiful Easter spectacles in Greece is also a dangerous one, and many locals are opposed to the "war"...

Greek Island Will Celebrate Easter Without Rocket War [video]

On the Greek island of Chios the locals have a tradition to fire up (literally) the Easter celebration by holding the famous Vrontados "Rocket War" for years. However, this Easter locals of the Vrontados village decided to call a...

The Rocket War of Chios: An Easter Game (Full Documentary)

On Easter 2015, Greek Reporter filmed the 200-hundred-year old custom on the Greek island of Chios where two churches engage in an unprecedented rocket war to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The parishioners of two rival churches, St. Mark’s and...

Watch 'The Rocket War of Chios' Brand New Short Documentary

  This Easter Greek Reporter filmed the 200-hundred-year old custom on the Greek island of Chios where two churches engage in an unprecedented rocket war to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The parishioners of two rival churches, St. Mark’s and...

Austerity In Chios Rocket War

Vice Mayor of the Municipality of Homeroupolis, Nikos Nyktas, announced a 40 percent reduction in the number of rockets to be fired at the traditional Rocket War (Rouketopolemos) in relation to 2012. The announcement was made during a press conference...

A Crazy Easter Tradition: The Rocket War of Chios (video)

On the Greek island of Chios the locals have a tradition to spice things up for Easter. Besides the traditional egg cracking and conventional fireworks, a rocket war takes place between two local churches during the divine liturgy of...

If Your Easter Wasn't Exciting Enough Take a Look at the Rocket War of Vrontados, Chios

On the Greek island of Chios the locals have a tradition to spice things up for Easter. Besides the traditional egg cracking and conventional fireworks, a rocket war takes place between two local churches during the divine liturgy...