Fireworks and Pipe Bombs: How Greek Towns Celebrate Easter
On the island of Chios, rival parishes launch makeshift rockets at each other, while on Andros, iron pipes filled with gunpowder blow up right next to the Easter procession.
The Festival That Celebrates the Arrival of Spring with Violence, Dirt and Booze
Every year, the people of the French village Cournonterral gather to mark the end of a 12th century battle by chasing each other around with barrels of dark wine.
Just Some Great Photos of a Pagan Festival Where People Dress Up as Demons with Pigtails
At the Surva festival, Bulgarians don bear, demon and priest costumes to welcome spring and ward off the evil spirits of winter.