In Florence, Easter is celebrated with a big event: the “Scoppio del Carro” or the explosion of the cart which takes places in front of the Duomo.  A huge, decorated  wagon is dragged through the streets of  Florence by white oxen decorated in garlands. Following mass, the Archbishop sends a dove-shaped rocket into the cart, igniting the fireworks held in the cart. This spectacular display is followed by a parade in medieval costumes. If the complex ritual proceeds smoothly and all of the fireworks go off, good luck is ensured for a good harvest for this year as well as for the city and its citizens – so we hope for a wonderful explosion of the cart every Easter!