Buñol (Valencia) floods its streets in tomatoes with its popular ‘Tomatina’ 2018 festival.
This year the festival takes place on Wednesday 29 August in the Valencian town of Buñol.
This peculiar festival starts around 11.00 with a traditional ‘tomato battle’, with trucks distributing some 150 tonnes of tomatoes for visitors to throw at each other.
The ‘battle’ ends an hour later, around midday, leaving thousands of people, over 12 000 last year, bathed in tomato juice.
This traditional celebration, declared Fiesta de Interés Turístico Internacional (Festival of international tourist interest) since 2012, first started in 1945, when a group of neighbours knocked a vegetable stall down and started to throw tomatoes at each other.