La Tomatina, The Tomato Fight Festival

On the last Wednesday of August every year a food fight festival called La Tomatina is held in Spain in the city of Bunol. Many people from all over the world participate in the festival where many tons of ripe tomatoes are thrown at each other in the streets. There is a brutal battle of tomatoes that takes place in the festival.

The La Tomatina festival lasts for a week and has many dances, fireworks and music and many parades. A night before the tomatoes fight all the people participating people come together and they compete against each other in a paella cooking competition. As a part of the tradition men do not wear shirts in the festival and women wear black. Many people from different parts of the world come to Bunol to witness this festival.

The festival is very famous and about 20000-50000 people come every year for it. Tomatoes are brought in from all parts of the country and the only use is that they are thrown at each other. The tomato throwing happens for an hour but the festival lasts for a week and there of lots of food and great music and dance and everybody enjoys it to the core.

The food fight lasts for a hour and after that a rocket is launched which signifies that no more tomatoes can be thrown at the others after that. After this the whole town cleans the streets and after the entire cleaning the city looks very clean because of the acidic property of the vegetable.
For all those people who like to and wish to attend the festival they should ensure that they carry proper eye ware as saving the eyes from the tomatoes is very important. The tomato juice really hurts the eyes. Another important thing is the correct footwear as with tons of tomatoes on the floor it becomes very slippery and there are chances of slipping and hurting themselves.

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The weeklong festival takes place in the honour of the patron saint of the town. The festivities are great as they are many things to enjoy and there is lots of wine to drink and lots of delicious food to eat. The festival is a must watch and one must surely attend it as it is very unique. One will rarely witness something so different. A weeklong of celebrations where there are people more than 5 times of the city and the end is with a tomato fight. The community spirit is reflective when everybody comes together and cleans the town to leave it clean and shining. This festival is something one should for sure attend in their life as it is too much fun for sure.

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December 6, 2008 by  
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Choosing the best festivals in the whole world invites a list of uncountable events. Arts festival, music festival, religious festival or simply fun festival there is a huge choice offered to you. Here you may take a look at the world’s best 3 festivals:

1. Carnival, Rio de Janeiro – Brazil:
We need to introduction to this popular festival held in Rio that famous for its beaches. Partying reaches its peak during the carnival week. It is the most sensuous place to be during the carnival as you may spot some spectacular acts during this time. It is known as the modern Brazilian Carnival, which popularized during 1845. People in beautiful costumes hit the streets with a lot of singing and dancing to keep us glued. Numerous Samba schools allow people to gather up for the practice of the carnival almost throughout the year.

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2. Edinburgh Festival (August):
It is a 3 weeks long festival of arts, music and dance in Scotland. It is the largest festival of arts in the whole world, where you can glimpse into the finest in opera, music, theatre and dance in many locations in the city. This festival is your gateway into the world of arts and culture where you can confront some of the most experimental stuffs from different corners of the world. Not just the art lovers this festival is a great get way from the mundane life for the commoners as well.

3. Oktoberfest Brazil– Blumenau:
Beer lovers out there you have a reason to cheer. Out of all the events worldwide, beer lovers are crazy for this festival held in Brazil in the month of October. This city of Blumenau hosts the beer festival, which was a result of the floods way back in 1984. It is one of the largest beer festivals that has a maddening crowd that reaches almost 700,000. There is an amazing variety in the flavors of the beer found in this beer festival. It is also reminiscent of the culture of the city that hosts the event, as the flavors are true to its customs and traditions.