La Tomatina (The Tomato Fight) 2018 | Spain, Dates , Venues & Tickets
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La Tomatina (The Tomato Fight) 2018

Where:   Buñol, Spain
When:    Wednesday, August 29, 2018
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Every last Wednesday of August, for almost 60 years, the town Buñol holds its traditional tomatoes fight (La tomatina). A crowd of 40 thousands people gather in the town's square for the most peculiar fiesta in Europe. The tradition that began 60 years ago as the fiesta of the town's patron turned into an event where the participants throw 10 tons of ripe tomatoes on one another.
The event that last for two hours from 11am to 13pm begins in a water fight.
The celebrators splash water all around, water splashes also come from the houses' windows and terraces. On the second stage the T-SHIRTS fight begins where the participants throw their shirts on one another.
Now, they are ready for the real thing - the tomato fight. Tomatoes are thrown from the terraces on the people who are on the streets, and from the street back to the people on the terraces. During the 2 hours of the fight, huge tracks pour tons of tomatoes to the street.
The participants that get new ammunition energize the fight while more and more tracks spill tomatoes to the street. The street turns into a red tomatoes juice river. This is a unique event that can't be compared to nothing in the world.
Due to the numerous visitors during the festival days and the high demand for accommodations it is recommended to check hotel rates and book rooms well in advance. 
The red color covers now everything in the street and becomes the dominant color of the whole environment.
The events of Buñol's are similar to those of the oranges throwing, ''Ivrea Carnival'', that is held in the winter in Ivrea Italy.

Attractive prices suited for all budgets. Many hotels suggest FREE CANCELLATION option or 
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La Tomatina, Buñol - Spain
La Tomatina, Buñol - Spain, Photo: Mati Sánchez []
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Comunitat Valenciana
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Dialing code: 412
Longitude: -0.78333°
Latitude: 39.41667°
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Location: Southwestern Europe, bordering the Bay of Biscay, Mediterranean Sea, North Atlantic Ocean, and Pyrenees Mountains, southwest of France.
Capital: Madrid
Currency: Euro (EUR)
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Language: Castilian Spanish 74%, Catalan 17%, Galician 7%, Basque 2%; note - Castilian is the official language nationwide; the other languages are official regionally.

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Spain's powerful world empire of the 16th and 17th centuries ultimately yielded command of the seas to England. Subsequent failure to embrace the mercantile and industrial revolutions caused the country to fall behind Britain, France, and Germany in economic and political power. Spain remained neutral in World Wars I and II, but suffered through a devastating civil war (1936-39). A peaceful transition to democracy following the death of dictator Francisco FRANCO in 1975, and rapid economic modernization (Spain joined the EU in 1986), have given Spain one of the most dynamic economies in Europe and made it a global champion of freedom. Continuing challenges include Basque Fatherland and Liberty (ETA) terrorism and relatively high unemployment.

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