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jueves, 28 de agosto de 2014

La Tomatina

Gigantes y Cabezudos
La Tomatina accidentally began in 1945. The last Wednesday of August 1945 it was organized the Gigantes y Cabezulos festival in Buñol.  A group of young people wanted to participate in this famous festival around Spain and, considering that they were not allowed to, they pushed the participants and took tomatoes from a nearby stall and threw them to the participants. It ended in a big brawl where all people of Buñol were involved. The Police arrested the group responsible for the fight and made them pay for the damages. The following year, these young people repeated the same “battle” bringing their own tomatoes but the Police stopped it again.

La Tomatina

In the fifties this festival was forbidden by the Town Council but thanks to the TV program “Informe Semanal”, it became well-known in 1983. Nowadays the Town Council is, in fact, the responsible for buying and paying the tomatoes.

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