SPAN­ISH TOMATO FES­TI­VAL IS ONE FOR THE PUREE-ISTS

Warwick Daily News - - WORLD -

EVERY year on the last Wed­nes­day of Au­gust, thou­sands of peo­ple visit Bunol, Spain, for the To­matina – billed as the world’s big­gest food fight.

Trucks dumped about 160 tonnes of toma­toes for some 20,000 par­tic­i­pants, many from abroad, to throw dur­ing the hour-long morn­ing fes­tiv­i­ties yes­ter­day. La To­matina cel­e­brated its 73rd an­niver­sary yes­ter­day.

The event started in 1945, when an im­promptu tomato bat­tle be­gan in a crowd in the Peo­ple’s Square.

The event was so mem­o­rable that the par­tic­i­pants gath­ered again the next year to re­peat the dose. It was banned for a few years but, as yes­ter­day’s ac­tion proves, the event is go­ing stronger than ever in 2018.

Pic­ture: AFP

Rev­ellers are pelted with toma­toes dur­ing the world’s big­gest food fight, the To­matina fes­ti­val in Bunol, yes­ter­day.

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