IT was an opportunity to let off steam after the stress and depredations of the COVID pandemic – and the townsfolk of Ibi in Alicante province on Spain’s Costa Blanca took full advantage.

This video shows people taking part in a giant flour and egg food fight in the streets of the Alicante province town.

In a 200-year-old tradition participants dress up in military outfits and stage a mock ‘revolution’ outside the town hall.

They pelt each other with flour and eggs – often by the tray load – and let off firecrackers in the annual Fests dels Enfarinats battle.

Last year the event, which is part of the Day of the Holy Innocents celebrations, a time in Spain for pulling pranks similar to the UK’s April Fools Day, was canceled.

This time round participants were determined to have a messily good time on Tuesday, December 28, while COVID restrictions still permitted them.


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