Austerity In Chios Rocket War

rocket warVice Mayor of the Municipality of Homeroupolis, Nikos Nyktas, announced a 40 percent reduction in the number of rockets to be fired at the traditional Rocket War (Rouketopolemos) in relation to 2012.

The announcement was made during a press conference in the Vrontados Town Hall, shortly after the opening of an exhibition about the rocket war by his Eminence Bishop Markos, Metropolitan of Chios, Psara and Oinousses and Exarchate of All Ionia.

The Metropolitan, born in the parish of Saint Mark, talked about the local tradition, gave his blessing and announced that in 2013 he will conduct the Resurrection Divine Liturgy at the Church of Saint Makarios, which is located on the hill above the two parishes that participate in the rocket war.

During the press conference, the representatives of the municipality referred to the security measures that will be taken and to the measures for the visitors’ service. The residents and the “rocket warriors” pointed out the need to drastically reduce the number of rockets which  in 2012 reached 120,000.

The exhibition on the history of the rocket war will be open to the public in the Vrontados Town Hall.

Rocket War is an annual tradition and spectacle that takes place on the island of Chios, Greece on the evening just before Orthodox Easter Sunday. During this event, two opposing parishes of the town fire tens of thousands of homemade rockets at each others’ church. The rival churches are the parishes of Saint Mark and Virgin Mary Erethianis.


  1. Like a typical FYROM-ski, I like to obsessively troll Greeks. I post things completely irrelevant to articles here because I am a sick ultra nationalist that is angry at the Greeks. How dare they expose my own ethnic Bulgarian past. It my “human right” to usurp their identity and use conscious state propaganda to threaten their sovereign country.

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  2. You can just go to Athens central on any given day & witness these type of fireworks along with riot police hovering around. I have the perfect view from my Juliet style balconette. I just wait for Romeo.

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  4. I’m a Bulgarian with such extreme mental health issues I like to play pretend I’m an “ethnic Macedonian”. I also like to troll Greek websites.

  5. I too am ashamed of my ethnic Bulgarian heritage and like to ethically harass Greeks. I’m a racist loser with no life except trolling Greeks on Greek Reporter.

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  7. Trolling you Alex the Arse is a good late night entertainer…I don’t hate you because you are Greek, you just happened to be Greek harassing the Macedonians. Don’t cry because I am giving you my bad medicine

  8. Love how you say “Alex the Arse” just like all you other handles do.

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  9. I’m not very good at history. I hide and oppress my own ethnic Bulgarian heritage and pretend to be Macedonian.