Today, August 26, is the 70th anniversary of La Tomatina, the yearly Spanish tomato-throwing festival that attracts tens of thousands to the tiny town of Buñol, Spain. There, they throw tomatoes, get messy, and clean off in the river. It's a quaint village festival that's supposed to show the quirky character of the locals.
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Today, August 26, is the 70th anniversary of La Tomatina, the yearly Spanish tomato-throwing festival that attracts tens of thousands to the tiny town of Buñol, Spain.
While so many people have criticized the festival as wasteful and immature, La Tomatina festival sees around 40,000 people pack the streets of the Spanish town of Buñol to hurl 40 TONNES of tomatoes at each other.
The event takes place every year on the last Wednesday of August and lasts for exactly one hour, from 10am to 11am.
Sad but yes, it is true that the tomatoes are imported and about 15,000 of it are used during the festival.
Since thousands of people cant afford to buy fresh tomatoes here in Nigeria and so many other countries in the world, i keep wondering if the La Tomatina festival is worth it.
But residents of Bunol have a reason to celebrate after the revelry ends; their streets are pristine and clean from the acidity of the citrus fruit.
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