Greek Rocket War
The inhabitants of the small Greek island of Chios have stage their traditional “Rocket War”.
In a bizarre but long-cherished local tradition to celebrate the Orthodox Easter holiday, two churches in the town of Vrodandos fire rockets at each other’s churches – while services are held.
Why do they do this? The tradition supposedly began in 1889 when the Ottoman occupiers confiscated their cannon balls. So the churches’ congregations fired rockets instead. As you would.
Now, every Easter, the churches still fire up to 50,000 rockets at each other with the aim of hitting the opposing church’s bell tower. More bizarrely, there are actually people in the churches at the time.