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Rocket War in Vrontados

Welcome to the Rocket War website, a yearly spectacle that takes place on the island of Chios, Greece.

This website has been created specifically to document and capture this amazing event, in which over 60,000 rockets are fired from the residents of two opposing camps to each of the other’s rival churches in the parishes of Saint Mark and Virgin Mary Erethianis. The event is of course carried out all in good spirits and is closely related to the Easter celebrations, taking place on Saturday night approx. 8 p.m., till Easter Sunday 12.30 a.m..
Thousands of people flock each year to witness this wonderful event, although we realise that there are many others who are unable to see this first hand, which is why we decided to create this website.We hope you enjoy information; please browse the many articles and photos we have inside.