La Tomatino


The tomato festival of the world just went by and it is one of the most unique forms of parties across the globe. A festival that, in a sing song manner, can even be termed as the tomato mashup. brings to you an interesting read about to the insight to this festival and the reason why it is celebrated and how. La Tomatina, is a festival that is held in the Valencian town of Bunol. The people celebrating this festival, while literally- painting the town red- throw tomatoes at each other for the sheer fun of it. Since the year 1945, this festival has been held on the last Wednesday of August every year, during the week of festivities in the town of Bunol. Like most thins in life, there are a few rules of this food smashing game that one needs to keep in mind, whist in the middle of the smash and aim game: Do not bring bottles or hard objects as they can cause accidents and hurt other participants. Do not rip other people’s T-shirts. You must squash the tomatoes before throwing them as this reduces the impact. Ensure you keep a safe distance from the lorries. As soon as you hear the second shot, you must stop throwing tomatoes. Although the festival was on a free entry basis, in the year 2013, the town officials introduced an entry fee and limited the number of participants, referring safety as a concern for such a decision. This Spanish festival of tomatoes and colors is one thing to look forward for when in Spain and when in a festive mood as a festival of colors (limited to red). A tomato smash festival that lasts for approximately an hour is bound to make ones visit to this part of Spain worth every tomato ever grown. Smash-aim-hit-smile at La Tomatina. Until August 31, 2018, when the trucks download the tomatoes and the town once again is painted red !