It was on this day in 2002 that Spaniards threw 120 tons of tomatoes at each other at the annual Tomatina festival in Bunol, Spain.
Every year, on the last Wednesday of August, the town of Buñol, in #Spain, celebrates the biggest tomato fight in the world and Spain's messiest festival: ¡¡¡¡LA TOMATINA!!!!
It has been a tradition since 1945 when some kids had a tomato fight in the town square.
Now, every year, trucks bring in tons of tomatoes grown, especially for the event. In the town square, Spanish ham is attached to the top of a greased pole. Most years, climbers are not able to reach the ham - but occasionally, one climber makes this remarkable accomplishment. Then, visitors and residents alike begin the tomato fight and revel in the red sauce.
The tomato-throwing spree attracts upwards of 50,000 visitors to Buñol every single year


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Tomatina Fest
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