Last Wednesday in August

The highlight of the annual fiesta in Buņol is the tomato battle where thousands of participants, dressed in their worst clothes, pelt each other with ripe tomatoes. The local town council provide truck loads of ripe tomatoes for the crowds to hurl at one another. No one is safe.The battle starts at 11a.m. and lasts for one hour.

The battle is supposed to have originated in 1944 when there was a battle between friends, but other rumors say that dissatisfied locals pelted civic dignitaries during a procession. As it becomes more well known there are more people that attend and therefore more tomatoes are thrown!

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