Category: greece

Two rival churches in Vrontados, Greece shoot tens of thousands of fireworks at each other every Easter in a “Rocket War”. Both churches then claim victory and agree to settle the score next year. The tradition dates back to the Ottoman era, when real cannons were used instead. (source)

Photo :  Dimitris Tachynakos / wikimedia

The tradition of pouring out some of your drink on the ground to show respect for deceased friends or family has been around for thousands of years. It was common in Ancient Rome, Greece, and Egypt.