Easter in Corfu - Greece

Published May 30, 2018 5 Views

Rumble Corfiots mark Holy Saturday with a strange old custom referred to as the "botides" - where large clay jugs filled with water are thrown from the balconies of homes in the center of town, smashing into pieces onto the streets below as thousands gather around to watch.

Visitors come from across the country and abroad to view the popular event. The sound of the pots crashing is thunderous, and fearless spectators stand quite close to the crash sites, struck by the spray of water and shards of clay, although local organizers said no one has ever been seriously injured during the custom.