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Tomatina Food Fight Festival




Why would 50,000 tourists crowd the tiny town of Buñol Spain just to throw ten tons of tomatoes at each other?

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The answer of course ... is tradition. The Tomatina festival originated in 1944-1945 in the repressive atmosphere of post-war Spain. There are numerous theories on how it began:

  • Angry citizens attacking a unpopular local politician at a festival
  • A crowd throwing tomatoes at a bad musician
  • A pie fight amongst friends
  • The fun aftermath of a tomato truck accident

How ever it started ... it was a great idea and has brought the tiny town of 9000 residents international fame as the international press flock to Buñol to get coverage of the annual chaos.

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