The La Tomatina,
Valencia, Tomato Festival Spain.
famous tomato fight of Buñol takes place on the last Wednesday
of August each year, thousands of young revellers enjoy this battle
all started in 1945 when a group of bored youngsters interfered
with a passing parade, which ended in a vegetable fight. The following
year the youngsters decided to repeat battle, which then became
event is now huge and in order to help control the Battle, the town
hall have made a few rules for the benefit and enjoyment of all...
of the La Tomatina Tomato Festival in Buñol, Valencia
not carry bottles or hard objects, they can cause accidents and
hurt your fellow battlers
not break T-shirts or throw them around
crush the tomatoes before you launch them, the blow will be less
a safe distance with the trucks
throwing tomatoes when you hear the second shot
Tomatina is great fun and here are some tips on how to enjoy it
recommend trainers or a good shoe that is well tied, also that you
are not too fond of! Flips Flops can be very easily lost!
old clothes you no longer want or need, the stains will be almost
impossible to get out and could even get ripped.
goggles are a great help. The acid in the tomatoes, although great
for the skin, can sting your eyes a lot.
waterproof camera is your best bet, don´t risk it with a normal
try to get a better view by scaling railings, poles etc, you will
become a sitting target!
your accommodation well in advance, check out the online booking
Pole - a pole covered in soap has a leg of ham placed at the top,
anyone capable of climbing the pole and grabbing the ham is welcome
to keep it!
is great fun and a great release to throw tomatoes for an hour -