La Tomatina 2017
• La Tomatina 2017
Thousands of participants, tons of overripe tomatoes serving weapon in the "battle" - all this is an annual international festival of La Tomatina 2017 which is held in the Spanish town of Buñol in the last week of August. This tradition was started in 1945.
The festival of La Tomatina usually starts at 10 am, when the trucks with tomatoes entering the central area of the city. (Photo by Alberto Saiz):
tomato fights held here since 1945 in honor of the patron saint of the city of St. Louis Bertrand. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez):
The population of the town of Buñol is only 9 000 people, but during the festival come here to 40 thousand. Tourists.
On you in the camera! (Photo by Alberto Saiz):
The signal for the beginning of the battle is a shot of water cannons. Every man for himself. According to the rules, not to injure each other, tomatoes must be crushed before throwing. You also can not bring objects that can cause serious injury, such as glass bottles. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez):
This chaos lasted exactly one hour, after which water jets are doing a second volley, giving a signal to the end of the battle. From this point we can no longer throw tomatoes. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez):
A new batch of tomato ride. (Photo by Jaime Reina):
After this battle, the Battle of the walls of houses in the area will become red and tomato slush on the streets comes to the ankles. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez):
Shopkeepers try to clean up its economy. (Photo by Jaime Reina):
La Tomatina 2017 Spain, August 30. It seems everyone is happy. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez):