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Vrontados “Rocket War”: Chios’ oldest moral is still alive during Easter.

Vrontados is located among the north side of Chios and is the second largest city of the island. The moral of fire rockets (fireworks) has its own roots during the years of the Turkish recidency in the island. Hence, the citizens of Chios keep this moral alive every Holy Saturday, because of the Orthodox Easter. […]

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Rogatsaria: An ancient pagan custom on the eve of the Epiphany.

The Rogatsaria is an ancient pagan custom that is revived each year on the eve of the Epiphany (January 5th). Young men dressed in sheep skins go from house to house, wishing a new year to those they meet along the way. The “troupe” (blouki, in the local dialect) includes the bride, groom, priest, doctor, rural […]