Tradition

Rocket Wars on Chios

Rocket Wars on Chios

For more than 200 years, the rocket war between the two churches of Vrontados village on Chios island, has been a strange Easter tradition.

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Greek Easter

Musical Magic on Corfu

Musical Magic on Corfu

The Philharmonic Society of Corfu, established in 1840, is the oldest musical organisation in Greece. So it’s no wonder Corfiot Easter has a uniquely musical flavour.

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Tradition

Easter Rituals

Easter Rituals

Easter is the most important holiday in the Greek Orthodox Church, deeply rooted in tradition. The solemn mood, is replaced by joy on the evening of Holy Saturday. Easter traditions culminate in the joyous "tsougrisma", a game of cracking dyed red eggs, symbolizing life and rebirth.

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