Tomatina Festival takes place in the town of Buñol (33 km from Valencia) in the Valencian Community on August 30. The tomato slinging battles have been held annually since 1945 (apart from Covid interruptions), and like most traditions, it started as a jolly jape that got somewhat out of hand. Now 140 tons of tomatoes get slung by 22,000 people over the course of one hour. If you don’t like it when you get a speck of food on your shirt, this is not for you.

Owing to massive attendance by people from all over the world, you now need to buy a ticket in advance.

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