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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

BBC: 'Easter - Firework battle' at Chios VIDEO

BBC: 'Firework battle' at Chios 

BBC refers to the annual rouketopolemos, calling it "Firework Battle", showing images from the spectacular traditional event.
Rival parishes on the Greek island of Chios have marked the evening before Orthodox Easter - by firing hundreds of rockets at each other's churches.
The annual celebration, known as "rouketopolemos", sees parishioners from Aghios Markos and Panagia Ereithiani fire the handmade fireworks at the other's church bell towers.

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