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Tomatina 2011 with 120 tons of tomato war

Tomatina is traditional festival gathered over 40 thousand people, who threw 120 tons of tomatoes in a very unique “war”, you saw the streets of Bunol, eastern Spain, and its red players.

In edition 66, the feast of the town in the province of Valencia also attracted many tourists each year star in a “bath” of tomatoes, including Americans, Japanese, Belgian, Korean, Australian, German, French and many other countries.

Buñol City Council said in a statement this year with special mention of visitors from India last year for the Tomatina filmed the movie “You Only Live Once”, which was Bollywood blockbuster.

For an hour, thousands of attendees threw tomatoes, which first arrived in five trucks and then fell in the street and between people.

For this festival, the city makes the rules, such as covering the walls of the building with plastic, and avoid the throwing of objects other than tomatoes, which are selected in a mature state.

However, this year at the end of party several participants played a “war” wet T-shirt and flip-flops tomato.

Even after the party is over, the streets were still red when leaving many of the participants at the showers available to the City Council and is insufficient to remove all the tomato is in the clothes and bodies.

The tradition of this festival dates back to 1945, when the festivities of summer in the costume parade of big heads and giants, two groups settled their differences with the tomato a vegetable that was there.

The following year, young people took up the dispute voluntarily and tomatoes brought from home, and although they were prevented from holding the party continued until it was banned in the early fifties.

Tomatina 2011

In 1955, the party is forbidden, was held to protest “The Burial of tomato”: a demonstration in which the neighbors carried a coffin with a big tomato inside.

In 1957 he allowed the Tomatina and established the party officially, and since then, the City of Buñol which organizes and promotes this curious battle that has become widely known.

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