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Thousands attend ‘La Tomatina’ food fight festival in Bunol

Spain, Bunol

Ruptly is live from the Spanish town of Bunol in the province of Valencia on Wednesday, August 28 where ‘La Tomatina’ – Spain’s world famous annual food fight event – takes place.

Thousands of people are expected to take part in this year’s fight, in which up to 150 tons (300,000lbs) of overripe tomatoes will be thrown during the hour-long battle.

The tradition started in 1945 after a group of local youths brawled in the street during a folk festival, seizing tomatoes from a greengrocer's stall and throwing them at one another.

Date of startAugust 28, 2019
Time of start08:55
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Ruptly is live from the Spanish town of Bunol in the province of Valencia on Wednesday, August 28 where ‘La Tomatina’ – Spain’s world famous annual food fight event – takes place. Thousands of people are expected to take part in this year’s fight, in which up to 150 tons (300,000lbs) of overripe tomatoes will be thrown during the hour-long battle. The tradition started in 1945 after a group of local youths brawled in the street during a folk festival, seizing tomatoes from a greengrocer's stall and throwing them at one another.