La Tomatina is a food festival celebrated on the last Wednesday of every august in the town of Bunol near to Valencia in Spain, a town located 30 km from the Mediterranean. People from all corners of the world visit this city to fight in the “World’s Biggest Food Fight” where more than forty metric tons of over-ripe tomato’s are thrown into the streets.
It was started in 1940’s. There are many theories on how this festival is originated. Some say it began with a local food fight between two friends, a practical joke on a musician etc. One of the most popular theories is that this town people attacked city councilmen with tomatoes during a town celebration. No one is certain about it’s real cause. Anyways, whatever happened to start this tradition, people are enjoying this festival very much and repeatedly celebrating year on year. This is a week-long festival celebrated with music, parades, dances and fireworks. On the day before the fight, paella cooking contest is organized.
Every year there is a rise in the number of visitors coming to Bunol to take part in this festival. Last year it was reported to be 50,000. Due to the increase in no.of visitors every year, the excellence town hall of Bunol has decided and introduced a limit to the number of people who can participate in this festival and also added a €10 ticket tax.
So taking part in this is not so easy now. Have to be lucky to get tickets. Many have been to this festival earlier and bagged memories worth life time. Few might be planning this year. Extend the joy of celebrating La Tomatina festival with inwiter’s new features.
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