La Tomatina (Spain's tomato throwing festival) is a festival that is held in the Valencian town of Buñol, a town located in the East of Spain 30 km / 19 miles from the Mediterranean, in which participants throw tomatoes and get involved in this tomato fight purely for fun. Looks very messy but fun at the same time.
This festival is held on the last Wednesday in August since 1945 and has since been a tradition in Spain and has several rules as per below:-
Rules of the Festival
- The tomatoes have to be squashed before throwing to avoid injuries
- No other projectiles except tomatoes are allowed
- Participants have to make way for trucks and lorries
- After the second shot indicative of ending the tomato hurl, no tomatoes should be thrown
Here's wishing all my Espanol readers a Happy La Tomatina day, hope you are celebrating with lots and lots of tomatoes :-)