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Ivrea Carnival The Orange Fights 2019
Where: Ivrea, Italy
When:  Saturday, March 2, 2019 - Tuesday, March 5, 2019
The traditional orange fight of Ivrea preserves an ancient tradition that started in the middle of the 19 century as an inspiration of a similar event that took place in the Middle-Ages. In the orange fight the celebrators throw juicy fresh oranges on one another.   According to the local history, in the Middle-Ages, beans were thrown by the participants in the street fights. Twice a year, the feudal lord used to donate a pot with beans to the poor tenants families.   The handout was very humiliated as the beans were...(read more)