Enthusiastic moments of La Tomatina, Spain - Image by RenoTahoe

Enthusiastic moments of La Tomatina, Spain - Image by RenoTahoe


Believe it or not ! The people of the Spanish city Burnol become crazy every year when thousands of tonnes of tomatoes are squashed and then thrown on each other to make everyone red. They anxiously on the day of this exotic red festival wait for the fully loaded trucks and lorries with tomatoes in the morning and then start to celebrate La Tomatina of Valencia, Spain.

Exotic Red Festival of La Tomatina - Photo by RenoTahoe
Exotic Red Festival of La Tomatina – Photo by RenoTahoe

The most popular theory about how the Tomatina started is that, in 1945, during a parade of the “Little Rabbit” some woodland animals were eating all the watermelon so, the people at the parade threw tomatoes at the animals; one missed and hit a person. Then, they started throwing the tomatoes and the police had to attack everyone.

Enthusiastic moments of La Tomatina, Spain - Image by RenoTahoe
Enthusiastic moments of La Tomatina, Spain – Image by RenoTahoe

Today Bunol’s town every year welcomes more than 50,000 people, including many tourists, to take part in what is said to be the world’s largest tomato fight. La Tomatina of Valencia, Spain is a week-long activity which features music, dancing, entertainment and joy and on the night before the tomato fight, participants of the festival also compete in a paella cooking contest.

La Tomatina Tomato Fight
La Tomatina Tomato Fight

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