Easter festivities in Vrontados
Vrontados: Ηere Easter is a BLAST!
Apart from being the Island of Aromas in the Northeastern Aegean, Chios is well known for the magnificent Easter festivities too.
The scenic picture of ship owners’ mansions with exquisite flower garden designs, peaceful little ports with colourful boats, and picturesque windmills by the sea, dramatically changes after the Resurrection mass. On the night of the Holy Saturday the villagers of Vrontados are ready to set the
Mostra of Thimiana is a custom which revives at Thimiana and comes from the Middle Ages without knowing exactly when. On a Friday of Shrovetide the villagers were attacked by pirates in order to get the mastic, the residents having been informed of the invasion into their village by Viglatoras (watch-boy), they took up arms and defeated the pirates. After the battle they hung the pirates, and showed off in the central square of the village.
Since then every year on Friday of Shrovetide they