Sunday 31 August 2008

La Tomatina

The annual Tomatina festival has just taken place in Spain, in honor of the town's patron saints, Luis Bertràn and the Mare de Déu dels Desemparats (Mother of God of the Defenseless), a title of the Virgin Mary.
Up to 40,000 tourists annually join into the tomato fight. No one is completely certain how this event originated, but the tomato fight has been a strong tradition in Buñol since 1945.
Hat Tip: KiwiBlog

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