Anastasi in Neos Kosmos, Athens, celebrated with Molotovs and Fire

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For the 12th year in a row, the road outside the church of ‘Analipseos’ at Neos Kosmos, Athens, was transformed into what looked like a war zone, as locals celebrated the Resurrection of Christ at midnight mass on Saturday with Molotovs, fireworks and fire, that filled the streets with flames.

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It has become a tradition at Neos Kosmos neighbourhood for the streets to appear as though a war has started as soon as the priest says “Xristos Anesti.”

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Local residents and people from many regions across Greece arrive at Neos Kosmos during the Easter period to witness this unique custom, as crowds gather at spots that are considered safe and distant enough to enjoy the spectacle.

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*Image by Eurokinissi