SPANISH TOMATO FESTIVAL IS ONE FOR THE PUREE-ISTS
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.
Revellers are pelted with tomatoes during the world’s biggest food fight, the Tomatina festival in Bunol, yesterday.