What: Now no longer just can not answer, how it all began: with the hassle between merchants, with jokes, with the brawl… But, nevertheless, since 1945, when the Spaniards in the town of Buñol began to pelt each other with tomatoes, tomato battle has turned into a tradition. Now, every August, the small town is undergoing an invasion by about 30 thousand people willing to postaratsa food. All the walls around it is painted red, and tomato pulp on the ground reaches up to the ankles.
Where: Spain, Valencia County, city of buñol
When: last Wednesday In August
What to bring: Minimum of clothing and protection on the eye: tomato juice is plucked!
2. Full Moon Party
What: According to one legend, the Full moon Party started with a birthday party in the 80s. Travelers who like to have fun on the beautiful beach under the light of the full moon, decided to come back here again and again.
Years later hippie party grew into a monthly festival on 20 thousand people. Every full moon beach, Haad Rin beach on the Thai island Phangan becomes a platform for multiple dance floors and bars for enjoying life youth from around the world. Veterans say that with the growing popularity Continue reading
The Time magazine presented a series of photographs entitled The World’s Wackiest Holidays, devoted to the most unusual holidays and festivals from different corners of our planet.
Monkey Banquet (Monkey Buffet) in the province of lop Buri. Each year approximately 600 monkeys are invited to the dinner, which consists of a variety of fruits and vegetables. Monkey feast is held in honor of the God Rama, who according to the legend, along with the monkey army defeated many of his opponents.
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Tomatina (Tomatina) in the village of buñol, Continue reading
Many foreigners regard Spain as a country of eternal holiday, and it’s hard to disagree. The Spaniards, being very cheerful, sociable and creative people came up with many unusual holidays and festivals, which are still surprising and of great interest to tourists. Stay 5 most interesting holidays Spain:
Tomatina in Spain
La Tomatina (Spanish “La Tomatina”) is one of the most famous and unusual festivals in Spain since 1945 in the small town of Buñol (Bunol) 40 km. from Valencia. Tomatina is not just a celebration with fireworks, dancing and contests, but a real tomato battle, which is traditionally held in the last week of August.
Photos of La Tomatina festival in Spain 2014
The main part of the festival begins with a special signal from the town hall, after which appear the main square trucks loaded to the brim with ripe tomatoes – and they serve as projectiles. The goal of fun is quite simple – you need to slightly crush the tomatoes, scatter them as much as possible the number of participants and try not to get under fire, although to stay clean during the battle almost impossible.
In a two-hour battle, attended by about 40 thousand people and destroyed more than 100 tons of tomatoes. The festival ends Continue reading