On Greek island of Chios, thousands of rockets fire in traditional Orthodox Easter ceremony

April 12, 2015 10:08 AM

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On Greek island of Chios, thousands of rockets fire in traditional Orthodox Easter ceremony

Spectators watch rockets light up the sky during Greek Orthodox Easter celebrations on the eastern Aegean island of Chios, Greece, late Saturday, April 11, 2015. Thousands of handmade rockets are fired every year on Great Saturday night, before the Resurrection, by locals of the two rival churches of Agios Markos and Panagia Erithiani, in the village of Vrontados. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris) (The Associated Press)

Men ignite rockets during Greek Orthodox Easter celebrations on the eastern Aegean island of Chios, Greece, late Saturday, April 11, 2015. Thousands of handmade rockets are fired every year on Great Saturday night, before the Resurrection, by locals of the two rival churches of Agios Markos and Pana...

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