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Tomato throwing festival begins in Spain

08-26-2010 09:44 BJT

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The annual tomato throwing festival, or Tomatina, has begun in Bu-nol, Spain.

Thousands of tomato enthusiasts have descended on the small provincial town to revel in tomato pulp. The festival originated in 1945, and is a big annual event. It takes place on the last Wednesday of every August.

The concept behind tomatina doesn't seem to be based on anything religious or cultural, I guess it's just an excuse for people to throw over-ripe tomatoes at each other, let off some steam and have fun. It's estimated, up to 500,000 tourists come to the town each year to throw tomatoes for a week.

The annual tomato throwing festival, or Tomatina, has begun in Bu-nol, Spain.
The annual tomato throwing festival, or Tomatina, has begun in Bu-nol, Spain.

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