Tomato Festival in Spain / Thousands of participants paint each other and the streets red

The eastern Spanish town of Buniol was colored red after those who took part in the annual “Tomatinas” festival hit each other with ripe tomatoes.

Everything started at 11:00 a.m. where trucks loaded with 120 tons of tomatoes landed in the “Pueblo” square in the center of the town.

The festival begins when one of the participants climbs a wooden pole where he tries to catch a piece of ham on top of it.

Whether or not the daredevil manages to grab the piece of bacon is irrelevant, as chaos ensues.

After an hour, the fighting stops. At this point, no one can throw any more tomatoes.

The tomato festival had its beginnings in 1945. Beginning in the 1950s, it was banned under the rule of the dictator General Francisco Franco, but survived in the 80s where it became famous throughout Spain.

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