- Title: Splat! Tonnes of tomatoes set to hit La Tomatina food fight festival
- Date: 27th August 2019
- Summary: CASTELLON, SPAIN (AUGUST 27, 2019) (REUTERS) CRATES CONTAINING TOMATOES AND FORKLIFT TRANSPORTING CRATE CONTAINING TOMATOES AND DUMPING THEM INTO A TRUCK TOMATOES BEING DUMPED INTO TRUCKS FORKLIFT TAKING CRATE OF TOMATOES VARIOUS OF TOMATOES BEING DUMPED INTO TRUCK TOMATOES INSIDE TRUCK TOMATOES IN CRATES FORKLIFT DRIVER TOMATOES BEING DUMPED INTO TRUCK FORKLIFT MOVING CRATE FORKLIFT DUMPING TOMATOES FORKLIFTS DUMPING TOMATOES INTO TRUCKS TOMATOES IN CRATES TOMATOES IN TRUCK AND FORKLIFT DUMPING MORE TOMATOES INTO TRUCK VARIOUS OF TOMATOES BEING DUMPED IN TRUCK CRATES AND FORKLIFT BACKING-UP AND DRIVING TO TRUCK WHERE IT DUMPS THE CRATE OF TOMATOES VARIOUS OF TOMATOES BEING DUMPED INTO TRUCK TRUCK CARRYING TOMATOES BACKING UP
- Embargoed: 10th September 2019 12:04
- Keywords: La Tomatina food fight tomatoes Spain food fight festival
- Location: CASTELLON, SPAIN
- City: CASTELLON, SPAIN
- Country: Spain
- Topics: Arts / Culture / Entertainment
- Reuters ID: LVA001ATZVBRB
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: One hundred and forty-five tonnes of tomatoes were transported from Castellon to the eastern Spanish town of Bunol on Tuesday (August 27) where thousands of revellers will hurl them at each other on Wednesday (August 28) as they celebrate the messy annual Tomatina food-fight festival.
A fire cracker will signal the start of the massive food fight at 11 a.m. (0900 GMT) which lasts exactly one hour, six trucks loaded with over-ripe tomatoes will drive through the small town's main street providing ammunition for festival-goers.
The Tomatina is said to have originated from a spontaneous bust-up amongst villagers in 1945. It was banned for a while during the 1950s at the height of General Francisco Franco's dictatorship, but today draws large crowds of locals as well as foreign tourists.
It is considered one of the biggest food-fight festivals in the world.
(Production: Michael Gore, Catherine Macdonald)
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