120 tons of tomatoes were thrown in a gigantic food fight in Bunol, just outside of Valencia, Spain.The annual festival, called Tomatina or tomato fight, brought around 45,000 young people to the streets to participate.
The official Web site claims the festival derives from a group of teenagers throwing tomatoes at each other from a vegetable stall during a carnival in 1945. The teenagers came back the following year with their own tomatoes in hand to recreate the prior events, and so Tomatina began. The festival takes place on the last Wednesday of every August.
The one hour battle is now town-wide, making anyone a target for hurled tomatoes. While we'd urge you to buy swim goggles and plan a trip over to Bunol for the food fight of your life, for now, have a look at these amazing shots from this year's event:
Check out the official Tomatina website: http://www.latomatina.es/