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Paint the town red: Spain’s La Tomatina, Currently in its 74th year, Motivated by food Struggle in 1945

Last updated on September 5, 2019

Over 20,000 individuals pelted each other with ripe berries Wednesday from the yearly Tomatina street struggle in a city in eastern Spain which has turned into a significant tourist attraction.

The celebration saw 145 heaps of berries offloaded out of six trucks to audiences packing Buñol’s roads for its midday hour-long battle.

The battle left players as well as the surrounding roads awash in red pulp.

Organizers hosed down the streets minutes after the event’s finish at a time while participants employed public showers or even the city river.

“It is simply wonderful. “It is was only a laugh a minute.”

The event, which costs 12 euros (approximately $13) to get the first ticket, together with 5,000 tickets booked for city residents and 17,000 for individuals from outside.

The event was held for 74 decades and has been motivated by a food fight between neighborhood kids in 1945 from the tomato-producing area.

The Bollywood movie, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, famous for the fantastic destinations, was captured mostly in Spain and also featured a variation of La Tomatina, made on a movie set.