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Assembly. Spanish Culture. Seño Laura – Noviembre 2008. Spanish Culture. La Tomatina. The Worlds Largest Food Fight!. La Tomatina. Spanish Culture. La Tomatina is a food fight festival held on the last Wednesday of August each year in the town of Buñol in the Valencia region of Spain.

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Assembly

Spanish Culture

Seño Laura – Noviembre 2008


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Spanish Culture

La Tomatina

The Worlds Largest Food Fight!

La Tomatina


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La Tomatina is a food fight festival held on the last Wednesday of August each year in the town of Buñol in the Valencia region of Spain.

La Tomatina


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Thousands of participants come from all over the world to fight in a brutal battle where more than one hundred metric tons of over-ripe tomatoes are thrown in the streets.

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The week-long festival features music, parades, dancing, and fireworks. On the night before the tomato fight, participants of the festival compete in a paella cooking contest.

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Approximately 20,000–40,000 tourists come to the tomato fight, multiplying by several times Buñol's normal population of 9,000.

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In preparation for the dirty mess, shopkeepers use huge plastic covers on their storefronts in order to protect them from the tomatoes.

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The fireworks sounds mark the begining of the Tomatina at 11 (Tomato Fight!)

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They must squish the tomatoes before throwing for safety precautions.

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One hour later, the fireworks mark the end of the fight.

At this point, no more tomatoes can be thrown.

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The tomato fight has been a strong tradition in Buñol since 1944

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Videos:

http://www.latomatina.es/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=14&Itemid=56

http://www.thecircumference.org/experiences/la-tomatina-the-worlds-largest-food-fight

La Tomatina


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