"Now That's What I Call Easter!" Volume 26

September 11, 2008

Chios, Greece doesn't celebrate Easter with dyed eggs and a big chocolate bunny. No sir, they do it up right -- with two churches firing thousands of fireworks at one another. The tradition dates back to 1889, when Ottoman forces confiscated the islander's cannons and the locals were forced to fight back with homemade rockets. Awesome! Man, why didn't my church do this growing up? All I remember is vacation bible school and getting reprimanded for drinking too much blood at communion.

Fireworks War, Greek Town Celebrates Easter With a Rocket War Against Its Neighbor [uberreview]

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