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17 Incredible Pictures Of The Vrontados 'Rocket War' Easter Celebrations

20/04/2014 17:29 BST | Updated 20/04/2014 18:59 BST

Easter is celebrated in all parts of the world and in many different ways.

At the Vatican the quiet masses listen in awe as the Pope addresses them and in the Philippines they actually crucify people.

But forget all that because there's a little town in Greece called Vrontados on the island of Chios where they have a fireworks battle.

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This is how you do it

That's right, the St. Mark's and Panagia Erithiani church parishes battle each other across town with a 'rocket war' on the stroke of midnight before Easter Sunday.

The winner is whichever side can hit the others bell tower the most times with their handmade rockets - up to 25,000 are fired.

Incredible...

Vrontados Easter Celebrations