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La Tomatina

The Tomatina is an event celebrated in the Valencian municipality of Buñol (Spain). It is always celebrated the last Wednesday of the month of August, within the week of festivities of Buñol and it consists of throwing tomatoes to each other.

 

According to some historians, its origin is due to a joke. A man was in the town square singing and playing music, when a group of young people who listened to him began throwing tomatoes that they took out of a fruit and vegetable stand in the square, because the man sang very well. Everyone in the square decided to join and ended up in a battle of tomatoes.

In (Zaragoza) it is said that the Tomatina de Buñol was actually driven by “El Deivi”, a Turiasonan character and a great professional of the Cipotegato.

 

In 1980, the City Council took responsibility for organizing the festivity.

 

 

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