Paint the town red: Snapshots from ‘La Tomatina’ 2016
BUNOL: 150,000 kilos of ripe, red tomatoes were delivered to the village of Bunol, west of the Spanish city of Valencia, on Wednesday in preparation of “La Tomatina”.
The festival of tomatoes is a yearly occurrence in the village where tourists gather in large numbers to participate in the hour-long fight.
The festival has been a fixture in the village culture since the end of World War 2. But International exposure in the recent years has greatly increased the popularity of La Tomatina.
The village prepares for the fight by covering up balconies, houses and shopfronts in plastic and locking them down as thousands of participants, including both tourists and locals enjoy the day by reveling in a mad food fight all over the streets of Bunol.
Revelers enjoy as they throw tomatoes at each other, during the annual “Tomatina”, tomato fight fiesta, in the village of Bunol, 50 kilometers outside Valencia, Spain, Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016. The streets of an eastern Spanish town are awash with red pulp as thousands of people pelt each other with tomatoes in the annual “Tomatina” battle that has become a major tourist attraction. At the annual fiesta in Bunol on Wednesday, trucks dumped 160 tons of tomatoes for some 20,000 participants, many from abroad, to throw during the hour-long morning festivities. (AP Photo/Alberto Saiz)
A reveller lies in tomato pulp during the annual Tomatina festival in Bunol near Valencia, Spain, August 31, 2016. REUTERS/Heino Kalis TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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