Easter celebrations go awry around Greece with rocket wars and fireworks

first_imgGreek Easter was celebrated with family, feasting and fireworks around the world. For some, however, the celebrations were marred by injury and death.The Greek fireworks tradition after the midnight mass dates from the 19th century and causes frequent accidents, such as the death of a 54-year-old cameraman filming the fireworks in Kalamata, Peloponnese.The practice is illegal without an official permit, however locals flout the ban with homemade explosives.READ MORE: Holy Week traditions and the symbolism behind themFootage from the central Athens district of Neos Kosmos showed locals throwing petrol bombs to mark Christ’s resurrection. The ‘Easter War’ takes place every year following the service at the Greek Orthodox Church of the Assumption. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img

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